19th century leather bound books with marbled page edges
Hi, do you ship books to Australia and how much would the Vintage Penguin Classics average for please? Love your page and the books you show us . Thank you!
the price varies usually a few £ each - we could quote shipping on specific items if we stil have them - and yes we post to australia
Britain in Pictures series
The books were designed to boost morale but perhaps also record the British way of life in case the Germans completed their European campaign by successfully crossing the English Channel. The books were slim volumes with distinctive elegant covers, but it was the star-studded array of authors that made the series really special.
George Orwell wrote about the British people, Cecil Beaton wrote about English photography, the great poet and printer Francis Meynell wrote about English books, John Betjeman (who penned the immortal line” Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough” in 1937) wrote about cities and towns, Graham Greene wrote about dramatists, the doyen of sports journalists Neville Cardus wrote about cricket and Edith Sitwell wrote about women. Some of the authors have faded in obscurity but they were all experts in their field during those dark days of World War II.
A wide variety of subjects were covered from battlefields to boxing, clocks to mountaineering, butterflies to farm animals, and from waterways and canals to maps and map-makers. In all, there were were 132 titles. The books also covered the Commonwealth – John Buchan’s wife, Lady Tweedsmuir wrote about Canada while Ngaio Marsh and R M Burdon wrote about New Zealand.
Britain or a chorogeographical description of the most flourishing kingdomes, of England Scotland and Ireland &c &c
London Georgii Bishop 1610
a handsome copy in a full contemporary calf leather gilt binding - this copy bound without the maps other than the frontis [shown]
scarce thus after 400+ years
Unusual gilt blocked paper wrappers - a single gilt block which extends onto both covers
signed along the edge Augsburg BEI.G.C.STOI.
contains Relationis Historicae Semestralis Autumnalis Continuatio, Jacobi Franci Historische Beschreibung der denckwürdigsten Geschichten. Frankfurt 1723
Just So Stories for little children
London Macmillan and Co Limited First Edition September 1902 - Reprinted October 1902
Considered a classic of children’s literature, the book is among Kipling’s best known works. Kipling began working on the book by telling the first three chapters as bedtime stories to his daughter Josephine. These had to be told “just so” (exactly in the words she was used to) or she would complain. The stories describe how one animal or another acquired its most distinctive features, such as how the leopard got his spots. For the book, Kipling illustrated the stories himself.