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1 Journal of the Institute of Actuaries and Assurance Magazine.
London Charles & Edwin Layton. 1870 
6" x 8 1/2" approx. Vol 15 , 467 pages Orig mottled covers,Leather corners/spine. Side/corners rubbed hard,and repaired not very well, Contents tight and in good condition . 
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2 The Act of Incorporation of the Society for Clothing, Maintaining, and Educating POOR ORPHANS of CLERGYMEN of the Established Church.
London 1st Edition in This Form 14 x 21.5cm Approx 
9 pages, undated in small form this 1809 act is undating the 1749 act. ,Binding embossed red buckram & gilt embossed title Good condition with just a couple of minor marks, . Contents fair/good , paper pages good with underling & notes in inks & pencil .. as in similar binding ( but in red) to the 1841 & 1842 a/c's also on my ABE, & may be published and/or bound around 1841/2 . 
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3 The Advertiser's A B C ,the Standard Advetisment Press Directory 1902
London T.B.Browne, 1902 Hard Back 
Sixteenth Edition. 9" x 10 1/4" Approx. a fantastic book full of adverts/ front covers of 1902 advertising ,some in colour + lots & lots of details, 1086 pages, ie thick (3") & heavy (3100g/almost 7lb) the cover is stained/a bit loose as usual and about18 pages in the book have some staining, but way over 1000 pages are very good. inc lots of great adverts ,l sections inc. List & details of London newspapers & Magazines, same for Provincial Newspapers & mags, also sections for America & one titled Foreign ( other countries) ............ xxxx as this book is so heavy please contact me for cost of postage as it may be high, maybe too high for out of U.K. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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4 Anon , Permanent Migration Committee Second session of the Permanent Migration Committee
Geneva International Labour Office. 1948 First Edition Original Paperback Fair/Poor 16 x 24cm Approx 
172 pages + title & contents pages. Dust Jacket in pieces. Binding good, corner fold, tear by spine. Contents 99% very good clean & tight. With exceptions to front; to rear of front cover is a bookplate of The Royal Institute of International Affairs + Chatham House Library stamp. To Title page a Chatham House Library lending slip, with no names/date so seems it was not read/borrowed, though it does have a Chatham House cancelled stamp on the slip & tiny edge nick. To rear of title page are stamps of Chatham House Library & Chatham House cancelled and some corner tip bending. 
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5 Anon / Starboard Thomas Starboard ( Tom Starboard ) The Sailor's Magazine and Naval Miscellany
Poss London 1820 First Edition 14 x 22 Cm approx 
478 + 4 pages. 12 monthly issues bound as one, in newish quarter leather boards VG just very minor rubbing to front, Contents 99% very good , a couple of small tears/ a few folds/. no Title page , 4 pages at front are 2 of The address to the Christian Public, & 2 An address to Sailors, ending with Your friend Tom Starboard. Then the 12 monthly parts January to December, Page No 1 to 478 it looks like there may have been a page or two more , but as i was unable to find another copy anywhere i'm not sure. Overtly theological with numerous items of sailors religious stories on and off ships inc 18th cent, and letters ,voyage to America in parts, as is very Theological i'm not sure if many sailors would want to buy it in 1820 so may have been the only year published *** i purchased it with book ref 000478 The Soldier's Magazine and Naval Chronacle of 1829 pub. Wakefield, by late editor of the Sailors Magazine, so he had another try but even that seems to be unknown and could not find another copy anywhere ,let alone on sale) 
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6 Anon / Thomas ( Tom ) Starboard The Soldier's Magazine and Navel Cronicle Vols 1 & 2 Bound Together
London W. K. Wakefield 1828 First Edition 14 x 22 Cm approx 
First Edition. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Approx. VERY RARE Tome comprising a book, 521pages of the 1st. 24 issues of The Soldier's Magazine .after Title page , is Vol 1- No.1 January 1828 ( to December) 228pages then Vol 2 -No.1 January 1829 (to Dec.) 284 page then 8 page list of contents of Vol.ll,..Condition generally very good Original 1/4 leather & mottled boards, minor rubbing.contents vey good ( with minor faults of staining/slight loss to end-pages only) a good/tight book with very minimal sign's of use. NO inscriptions .The title page states "The Soldier's and Sailors Magazine" ( and Sailor's has been crossed out as it was a printing mistake). NO named Author but "conducted by the late editor of the sailor's magazine." who would appear to be Tom Starboard , and therefore overtly theological, so may have been why i could not find another copy anywhere, let alone for sale. the Vol 1 -- 1828 ( but contains vol 1 & Vol.2 1828 &1829)and sold by W.Sams bookseller to the King and others.contains lots of details inc. a breakdown of the costs of the Army.Possibly Unique as the National Army Museum has not heard of it and it's not listed in Fredrick Lake's 4 vol set on the British Army journals/publications, or in British Lib site. So the magazine may have only lasted the 2 years contained in this tome !!!!! ( see also my book 000612 the Sailor's Magazine for all of 1820 ) 
Price: 300.00 GBP
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7 Aurand, Monroe Aurand Jr. Little Known Facts About Bundling in the New World, Illustrated Edition. The old custom of lovers, travellers & guests sleeping in the same bed, including with house owners wife, daughter, servant without undressing.
Lancaster Pennsylvania, The Aurand Press 1938 Decorative Paperback Very Good 14.5 x 21.5cm Approx 
32 pages, undated, preface by "A.M.A. - Harrisburg Pa., March 1938" not sure of date this was published/printed. Binding very good, minor sunning to spine/edge. Contents very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, just the odd minimal handling. 4 Black-and-white illustrations, including one to cover. The author was a member of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, writing about the old custom of Bunding (sharing a bed without undressing or sex). Including using a centre board in the bed to allow unmarried couples to spend the night together, or husbands letting travellers/ guests sleeping in the same bed as the wife or mainly with a daughter. Even guests/travellers more than one couple squeezing/sleeping in the same bed. At this time (17/18th century) there were very few hotels, coaching places or drinking places except in towns. Early (17/18th century). Contains songs and true life memoirs of bundiling and courting rituals. Hard to find in the UK. 
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8 Author of Influence Miriam or the Power of Truth, a Jewish Tale
London: J. Hatchard and Son, 1839 
4 1/4" x 7 " Approx. 388pages+ 4 pages publisher ads at rear 6th.ed. Condition:embossed buckram binding, fair no major faults, sign's of being reglued at spine+ some edge rubbing. Contents owners signiture to front endpaper , apart from some minor staining/foxing on some pages , a tight fair copy. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
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9 Balzac, Droz, Alfred De Musset, George Sand, ills Grandville, JJ ( Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard ) Offentlige Og Private Scene af DYRENES LIV
Kjobenhavn Immanuel Ree og Schmidt & Baring 1877 First Edition 20 x 27.5cm Approx J. J. Grandville & H. Breviere 
Rare Danish text version , 287 pages ,Part 1 =128 pages & part 2 = 159 pages,both in one Volume. many sories by Balzac, Droz, Alfred de Musset, George Sand og flere samt af Danske Fortfattere..illustrated by Grandville engraved by Breviere.With over one hundred illustrations with animals of all kind in the human (from aligators to frogs & birds & elephants etc.etc.) great fun to see , amazing /amusing humour all through... The 1st full page frontice illustration looks like a self portrait of the artist/Grandville sitting in a corner on a book drawing various birds & a beetle looking /visiting a zoo, full of humans, some humans just sitting around looking bored (great fun).... Original green buckram binding is fair/good,with clear title to spine, just rubbed ( NOsplitting, NO loss ) , Contents tight with light foxing to about half the pages. one 1904 owners name to 1st endpaper. 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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10 Boyse, Samuel & Cooke, William ( Samuel Boyse & William Cooke, William ) The New Pantheon: or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods, Goddesses, Heroes &c. With an Explanation of the Mythology of the Ancients from the Writings of Moses; the Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, and Eastern Historians, Philosophers, Poets, &c. Etc. Etc.
Last 2 Salisbury & London J. Newbery: Crowder & Co. & B. Collins 1760 2nd Edition Disbound Fair/good 11 x 17cm Approx 
Illustrated Frontispiece + Title page + viii + 246 Pages +16 page Index (inc. Errata on last page) + 18 single sided illustrated pages ( 19 including frontis). Undated, but c1760. Condition: fair/good, most pages good clean & tight, a little foxing front/rear, Small piece top page 154 cut out (title of Chapter that is top of each page), so not affecting the main text of book, only noticed one inscription, owner signature to title page (Mich Hardcastle), Lacks Binding, has mottled end pages a/f front & rear, see scans, then has blank end pages front & rear. Undated, British Library dates this 2nd edition as c1760. 
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11 Cammaerts, Emile Cammaerts & Raemaekers, Louis Raemaekers & Margaret B. Calkin The Adoration of the Soldiers ( L'Adoration des Soldats ).
London Longmans, Green & C0 + The Fine Art Society 1916 First Edition A Hard Back 26 x 32cm Approx. Louis Raemaekers 
Undated as all copies but believed 191655 pages inc. 6 mounted illustrations by Raemaekers, Binding gilt-decorated cream cloth ( to look like an ancient velum book ) in good condition, just minor dirt ( lacks delicate ties as normal for this book) .. Contents mostly very good, clean & tight. the odd minor fault. To inside cover "Dorothy 1924" calligraphic red & black script printing in the mediaeval style, text in English & French. This mystery play was suggested to Cammaerts during a visit to the Belgian trenches at Christmas. The English translation is by Madame Tita Brand-Cammaerts.. Scan just most of front cover as too large for my scanner, does not show dirt to edges. 
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12 Clergy Orphan Society An Account of the Incorporated Society for Clothing, Maintaining, and Educating POOR ORPHANS of CLERGYMEN of the Established Church. A/cs For 1841 & for 1842
London Under Patronage of Thier Majesties 1841 First Edition Hard Back 14 x 21cm Approx 
56 + 56 pages , Very rare if not unique book containing 2 separately printed years A/c's & details of The Clergy Orphan Society. 1841 & 1842 bound in one book... both of 56 pages of fascinating details of statement of a/cs with prices ,names of people giving donations , rise & progress of the society, the constitution, bye laws, names of Govenors, names/dates/parent/details of each child at the Clergy Orphan School + names/amounts/dates of all benefators/legacies ( i.e. 1772 Mrs Bird 1,000, & 1790 HRH Amelia 105. & 1829 Luit Fitzgerald RN 16). & lots more facinating facts...... Binding is Embossed black buckram very good with poss signs of old spine repair .. Contents mostly Very Good ,just the rare underline or corner tip fold. ( see also my copy of 1809 Act of incorporation of the society / Clergy Orphan Corporation ) 
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13 Daniel De Foe, Illustrated by J. Romney (frontice) Religious Courtship
Halifax: W. Milner, 1840 
3 1/4" x 5 "approx. 312 pages + 8 to front.Fair/good original embossed brown binding, with minor nicks to corners only.Contents apart from some minor staining to front/rear couple of pages only is a good clear tight copy still retaining the gilt edges, only one inscription to front endpaper "J. Youngs , Feb. 1842" ..Title inc. being Historical Discorses on the necessity of Marring Religious Husbands and Wives Only; as also being ,of husbands and wives being of the same opinions in religion with one another with appendix Taking none but Religious Servants: and proposal for The Better Managing of Servants. 
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14 Easterbrook Laurence ( intro. by ) Feeding The Fifty Million A report of the Rural Reconstruction Association Research Committee on the increase of agricultural production.
London Hollis & Carter 1955 First Edition Hard Back Good 14.5 x 22cm Approx 
138 pages, Dust Jacket fair/good, complete, minor dirt. Binding is Very good. Contents very good to mint, no inscriptions, no signs of being read. Dust Jacket is slightly too large for scanner. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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15 Edmonds, David Edmonds & Eidinow, John Eidinow Wittgenstein's Poker - The Story of a Ten-minute Argument between Two Great Philosophers [Ludwig Wittgenstein & Karl Popper].
London Faber and Faber 2001 057120547X / 0- First Edition Hard Back Very Good 13.5 x 20.5cm Approx 
267 pages + 12 front. Fine, so good & tight look unread, no inscriptions. A fascinating insight into a very brief, yet meaningful exchange between two of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, at the Moral Science Club (Philosophy) King's College, Cambridge .On this particular occasion, in October 1946, in the presence of Bertrand Russell and a few philosophy students. Wittgenstein apparently gestured with a poker from the fireplace, and may have threatened Popper. This has become the stuff of legend. The authors also fully describe the background of both Wittgenstein and Popper and the background/ truth of the argument. 
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16 Fitzgerald, Percy Fitzgerald (Dickens , Charles Dickens) The History of Pickwick : Account of Characters, Localities, Allusions, & Illustrations, Bibliography, The History of the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
London Chapman and Hall 1891 First Edition Hard Back 15 x 23cm Approx 
Viii + 375 pages, Original dark green cloth hard back Binding with gilt titles and decorations good with a little rubbing. Contents mostly good & clean, no owner inscriptions, just decorative bookplate of James Edwin Cooper to inside cover, minor foxing to blank endpage opp title page, title page good. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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17 Frings, J. W. The Newsbasket ( 12 Monthly W. H. Smith Internal journal) Vol. IV
London W. H. Smith, 1911 Privately Printed First Edition Hard Back Very Good 
First Edition in This Form. 19 x 24.5 Cm Approx. Vol 4. No.37 to No. 48 inclusive bound as one book. So a bound vol of 12 monthly issues . 292 pages + 4 inc. Title page, subject & title index pages. lots of details also photographic and line illustrations of the W.H. Smith company the shops the people and much, much more.( some great photoraphs of shops & Railway Station stalls/staff & posters/metal signs . and lists of staff changes.condition original green with decorative gilt embossed title to front & title to spine, binding fair with some minor rubbing .Contents good , only some minor folds to some corner tips.. This was printed & published by W. H. Smith for staff and NOT for public circulation so very rare 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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18 Gamma-Rays Limited Gamma-Rays Limited details & Price List (for Gamma Rays / Radiography )
Gamma-Rays Limited Unbound Fair/good 21 x 34cm Approx 
No binding, 6 single sided pages, with dirt to some pages, folded corners, tear to one page, not sure if complete or just part, Not dated circa 1950-1970 . 1st page a few details & tipped-in real Photograph of man with the Light and easy transportation, 2 pages about 20 Curie Gamma-Ray Radiography machine details and price. 4th Page about taking your 1st isotope to them at Smethwick & Radiation Control Instrumentation, Pages 5 & 6 with prices for stands . ( also 4 duplicate pages)Accessories etc. May be a surcharge outside UK due to size. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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19 Guttman, Oscar The Manufacture o f Explosives Vol 2 Only
London Whittaker And Co 1895 First Edition 15 x 23cm Approx 
444pages + xii+ notes to the illustrations page+ 4 pages ads at rear. Original dark covers poor signs of spine being poorly repaired,.... Contents mostly good clean & tight, ,,,tape repairs to endpages.... DUE TO NATURE OF THIS BOOK, IT WILL ONLY BE SOLD TO AN INSTITUTION OR LIBRARY. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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20 Havelock Ellis The Criminal
London Walter Scott 1901 
3rd. 5" x 7 1/2" Approx. Revised & Enlarged with 40 Illustrations (many from Photographs) .419 pages+22 at preface+8 publishers @ rear+6 ads @ front. Back & front blank end pages missing. The original red binding with gilt lettering ,binding appears to have been reglued but is sound with slight rubbing to spine. Contents good & tight with only traces where a few corners have been folded 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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