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08835.x Ackroyd - Limehouse Golem 1994

Ackroyd, Peter Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem The 1880 fictitious murders in the City attributed to the Limehouse Golem incredibly identified as Dan Leno, the Music Hall funniest man on earth . The author's deep love for 19th Century London in evident. Published by Sinclair-Stevenson 1994. Hard cover with a dust jacket, 8vo, 282 pages. As new.

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8.00 / $11.84



10438.x Andrews - Punishments in Olden Time 1887

Andrews, William Punishments in the Olden time An historical account of the Ducking Stool, Brank, Pillory, Stocks, Drunkard's Cloak, Whipping Post, Riding the Stang etc. Published by W Stewart & Co London 1887. Soft cover damaged lacks spine illustrated with caricature. 76 pp plus viii page index various text illustrations plus frontispiece. A little worn. Curious and generally very good condition. Original copy (later reprinted).

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00755. Boswell - Samuel Johnson 1924

Boswell, James/Marshall, Archibald Boswell's Johnson - The Life of Samuel Johnson - Abridged and arranged by A Marshall published by W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. London 1924. Hardcover, 12 mo, 383 pages. Interesting listing of Biographical Notes and six pages of Some New Publications from the publishers. Rubbed cover kightly used copy in very good condition.

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03046x. Bramsen - Hogarth: Humour of Satire 1947

Bramsen, Henrik 'Humor og Satire.Hogarth' Thaning & Appel Ferlag Kopenhagen 1947. 51 plates with extended captions (in Danish) one illustration per page of the best of the Hogarth prints. Introductory three page text in Danish. 150mm x 195mm booklet soft cover. Good clean condition.

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8571/4504x Charlie Chaplin Special Cinema 2002

Madrid Spain 'Cinema 2002' Monthly publication 2nd Year Charlie Chaplin Special March 1976 dedicated volume 4to softcover 92 pages in Spanish fully illustrated covering Chaplin's film and private life to time of his death. Excellent condition

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8635/3605x. Credo - Zulu Witch Doctor 1977

Credo, Vusa'mazulu Mutwa, 'My People - Writings of a Zulu Witch-Doctor' Penguin Books London 1977. 332 pages soft cover. A transliteration of South African oral traditions by a practicing witch Doctor. Used copy with detached from cover otherwise good copy.

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8572/6218x Doyle - Strand Magazine Round The Fire 1899

Newnes, George (Editor) 'The Strand Magazine An Illustrated Monthly' Vol. XVII January to June London 1899. Various articles include 5 stories collectively names 'Round The Fire' by A. Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame) : 'Japanned Box; The Jew's Breast Plate; B24; The Latin Tutor and The Brown Hand. Illustrations by Sidney Paget. Hardcover 8vo. 820 pages black and white illustrations. Soiled pages and well used copy rebound- in leather with spine tile and 'Volume 17'.

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20.00 / $29.60



06396.x Edwards - Pugilists of the World 1st Edition 1894

Edwards, Billy The Portrait Gallery of Pugilists of England, America, Australia from James J. Corbett running back to Tom Sayers with 96 biographical sketches (Billy Edwards, Ex-Champion Light Weight, Arthur Chambers, Pat Killen, Jimmy Carroll, Joe Coburn, Tommy Kelly, Mike Daly, Bob Fitzsimmons, Jim Fell, Jake Kilrain) and authentic records of their victories and defeats embracing the man of note of all nations connected with the pugilistic arena. Published by the Pugilistic Publishing Co London & Philadelphia 1894 First Edition.

370mm x 290mm book with 40 large reproductions backed with biographic text in two pages Touched-up large size 190mm x 280mm photographs with name and nickname of the respective boxers taken in artificial "photo booth". Modern new professional green cloth binding. Damaged and tape repaired first introduction page. Contemporary tape marks with lightly soiled pages generally in very good condition. and majority of portraits in excellent condition undamaged and intact. Very striking images of the most important prize fighters in history. A rare and desirable volume.


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375.00 / $555.00



08166.x Hinde - Domesday Book 2002

Hinde, Thomas (Editor) The Domesday Book England's Heritage, Then and now. Hardcover with a dust jacket worn at edges. Excellent detailed refernce work with maps and illustrations bringing the 900 year old document to life. Published by Greenwich Editions London 2002. 351 pages. Excellent condition.

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01967x. Lane - The Alien Menace 1932

Lane, Lieut.-Col. A. H., The Alien Menace. A Statement of the Case. Third edition, published 1932 by Boswell Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd. Hardbound 4to, 238 pages. Blue cover. Very fine condition.

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01979x. Morris - Gestures 1981

Morris, Desmond, Gestures: Their Origins and Distribution. A New Look at the Human Animal. Including work from Peter Collett, Peter Marsh and Marie O'Shaughnessy. Includes illustrations and photos. Published 1981 by Triad/Granada. Softbound 4ro, 296 pages. Very fine condition.

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01991x. Shipman - Caught in the Act 1985

Shipman, David, Caught in the Act. Sex and Eroticism in the Movies. Published 1985 by Elm Tree Books/ Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardbound with fly sheet 4ro, 160 pages. Blue cover with gilt lettering on spine. Very fine condition.

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10.00 / $14.80



01992x. Sinclair - An Anatomy of Terror 2004

Sinclair, Andrew, An Anatomy of Terror. A History of Terrorism. Published 2004 by Macmillan. Illustrated Softbound 8vo, 399 pages. Comprehensive history through the ages. Excellent condition.

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8574/4720 Tennyson - Enid 1868

Tennyson, Alfred 'Enid' illustrated by Gustave Dore published by Edward Moxon England 1868. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. First Edition. Hardbound with total 9 beautiful steel engravings divided by protective sheets include Frontis and 'Yniol'; 'Enid and the Countess'; 'Geraint Charges the Bandits'; 'Enid tends Geraint' etc. 107 pages. Gilt edges with several detached pages complete collated contents generally very clean and excellent condition. Cover somewhat worn and used original red morocco grain cloth with gilt & black borders & central gilt title design on front cover spoiled and grubby. Attractive content with poor binding.

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55.00 / $81.40


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