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Florida Wild Flowers

Author: Mary Francis Baker
Copyright: 1938

Description: 245 pages, flat signed by the author, newspaper clipping of author's memoriam pasted in. Ex-library book, but with very few stamps, minor bumping to corners, slight chipping to spine on one edge rear hinge starting to separate, overall a very bright clean copy. 

Item: UB0001
Price: $ 20.00

 


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Twenty Years At St. Hilary
Author: Bernard Walke
Copyright: 1935

Description: 307 pages, 1935. First Edition. Published by Methuen & Co. of London in 1935, 1st edition, hardback (no D/J), 8vo - 7" - 9" size, no D/W as issued, corners bumped, internally very good, boards very good, tight binding, no tears or marks, gilt titled spine, spine sunned, blue cloth some wrinkling of cloth.

Item: UB0002
Price: $ 95.00




 

The Inland Resorts and Spas of Britain
Author: Frederick Alderson
Copyright: 1973

Description: 192 pages, fully indexed & well illustrated. In a refreshing style F. Alderson reveals the background to a whole phase of British life & manners. All the main resorts are here, their builders, patrons, regimen & specialities; smaller forgotten spas are included. Concludes with a modern Gazetteer of Britain's inland resorts. 

Ex-library with usual stamps but appears as if un-circulated and unusually the dustjacket is in very nice condition with no stickers or marks.

Item: UB0003
Price:
$ 10.00


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Milton Illustrated

Author: John Milton
Copyright: 1892 First Edition

Description: 618 pages, embossed cloth gilt cover, gilt edges, cloth starting to come away at head and tail of spine and corners, inner front hinge split (easy repair), contents very clean, pages are nice and tight. Still a handsome & rare book, usually the later editions are to be found.

Complete poetical works of Milton, almost 100 beautiful full page engravings by Gustav Dore. 

Item: UB0004
Price: $ 45.00




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The Swanee River
and A Biography of Stephen C. Foster

Author: Fletcher Hodges Jr.
Copyright: 1958

Description: Only 52 pages, but very full pages they are. A 27 page biography of Stephen Collins Foster and a facsimile of his work The Swanee River, complete with the beautiful full page engravings of Copeland from the 1887 edition.

Contents bright and clean, binding tight, however the outer hinge has cracked although still held tight by inner hinge. 

Item: UB0005
Price: $ 10.00




 
White Shadow In The South Seas
Author: Frederick O'Brien
Copyright: 1919 First Edition

Description: 450 pages, with 60 full page rare photographs. The author describes the book as his chronicle of one happy year spent among the simple, friendly cannibals of Autona valley, on the island of Hiva-oa in the Marquesas. 

Front & rear hinges split, contents clean & tight, some rubbing to cover and corners, embossed illustration on front cover in fine shape.

Item: UB0006
Price: $ 25.00




Cornwall: The Land Of The Gods 
Author:  T. F. G. Dexter
Copyright: 1998

Description: 63 packed pages; Cornwall is often called the Land of the Saints, but according to historian T. F. G. Dexter this should be the Land of the Gods. When Christianity came to Cornwall it replaced earlier pagan beliefs, often the stories of the saints was in fact a sanitized version of this pagan religion. This is the most far reaching study ever written about pagan Cornwall. Facsimile of 1932 edition by Oakmagic Publications.

Item: UB0007
Price: $ 10.00


 

 

Cornish Names
An attempt to explain over 1600 Cornish Names
Author: T. F. G. Dexter
Copyright: 2001

Description: 83 pages 

The title of this book is a little deceiving, for it is far more than a mere glossary of Cornish surnames, although it covers these admirably. More than 1600 Cornish surnames and place-names are covered, but Dexter gives us a thorough knowledge of the Cornish language, the meanings of individual words, the way they are put together to form a meaningful phrase, the gender and mutations are also covered in detail. Facsimile of 1926 edition by Oakmagic Publications.

Item: UB0008
Price: $ 10.00




Mayhew's London
Author: Henry Mayhew
Copyright: 1969

Description: Hardback. dustjacket  slightly chipped  to edges with some small tears, pale blue cloth cover with gilt spine titles v slightly discoloured to top and bottom edges. Price unclipped (15s). 592pgs. v tight leaves. Previous owners book stamp on endpapers With b/w frontispiece portrait of Henry Mayhew, and 24 further b/w illustrations. Edited by Peter Quennell.

A selection of writings from 'London Labour and the London Poor' by Henry Mayhew, which was first published in 1851, and provides a detailed panorama of London life during the early 19th century. An excellent source for genealogists and social historians.

Item: UB0009
Price: $ 18.50




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Through By Daylight

Author: Oliver Optic
Copyright: 1873

Description: Charming little volume, 300 pages, in nice green boards with bright gold gilt on spine. Wonderful Victorian boy's book, full of adventure. Many charming illustrations throughout. A story of the young engineer of the Lake Shore Railroad. These are part of a series and were originally published in the young persons magazine Oliver Optic's Magazine. Story is set in Ohio.

Very nice copy in almost every way.

Item: UB0010
Price: $ 25.00


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