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RADCLIFFE, J. (Ed.): Bibliotheca Chethamensis: Sive Bibliothecase Publicae Manciniensis Ab Humfredo Chetham Armigero Fundate Catalogus Exhibens Libros in Varias Classes Pro Varietate Argumenti Distributos. Vol. I only. Frontispiece portrait; xviii+367pp; stained. orig. green leather, spine gilt, marbled boards, worn, 1st edit., Manchester, J. Harrop, 1791. [ Ref: RGW17057] £20
*Catalogue of the Manchester library donated by Humphrey Chetham [c. 1580-1653].

RAVEN, J.: Judging New Wealth Popular Publishing and Response to Commerce in England 1750-1800. Illus., bibliography, index; xii+327pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1992. In d.w. (spine faded) [ Ref: RGW18873] £10


RAVEN, J., FORSTER, A. &BENDING, S.: The English Novel 1770-1799: A Bibliographical Survey of Prose Fiction Published in the British Isles. Vol I. 1770-1799. Appendices, indexes; xx+864pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Oxford University Press, 2000 [ Ref: RGW18865] £110
*A detailed bibliography also giving contemporary reviews and advertisements.

REES, E.: Llyfryddiaeth Cylchgronau Cymreig. A Bibliography of Welsh Periodicals 1735-1850. Facsimile illus., indexes; lvii+109pp. orig. cloth, spine gilt, 1st edit., Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, 1993. [ Ref: RGW18867] £15


REES, J. &M. : Christopher Gabriel and the Tool Trade in 18th Century London. A Commentary of the business records of Christopher Gabriel, planemaker and tool seller in London 1770-1809, and his connection with the London tool making and selling trade. Illus.; 88pp. folio org. pictorial wrappers, 1st edit,. Roy Arnold, 1997. [ Ref: RGW17261] £20


ROGERS, D.: The Bodleian Library and its Treasures. 139 illus., 89 in colour, index; 176pp. folio orig. cloth gilt, 1st edit., Nuffield, Aidan Ellis, 1991. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17064] £10


ROSTENBERG, L. &STERN, M.B.: Old &Rare Thirty Years in the Book Business. Illus., index; 234pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., New York, 1974. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17201] £10


ROSTENBERG, L. &STERN, M.B.: Connections: Our Selves - Our Books. Index; 186pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit., Santa Monica, Modoc Press 1994. [ Ref: RGW17208] £10


RUSSELL, F.: John, 3rd Earl of Bute Patron &Collector. 191 plates, bibliography, index; xv+280pp. folio orig. cloth gilt, 1st edit., 1989. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16718] £125


SALMI, MARIO: Italian Miniatures. 74 colour plates, 99 black and white illus., index; xliv+214pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit. in English, Collins, 1957. Very good copy in frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW19207] £10
*Scholarly study of medieval manuscript miniatures up to the end of the sixteenth century.

SANDON, H,: Flight and Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840. Colour illus., 190 black and white illus., facsimiles of marks, appendices, etc, index; xiv+220pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Antique Collector's Club, 1978 Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19065] £20


SANDON, H,: Royal Worcester Porcelain from 1862 to the Present Day. 19 colour plates, 220 black and white illus., appendices, etc, index; xxx+245pp. orig. cloth, 3rd edit., Barrie &Jenkins, 1978.. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19066] £15


SANDON, J.: Antique Porcelain. Starting to Collect Series. Colour and black and white illus., index; 191pp. 4to orig. cloth, Antique Collectors' Club, 2003. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14609] £7


SCHURMANN, U.: Caucasian Rugs. A detailed presentation of the art of carpet weaving in the various districts of the Caucasus. 160 colour plates, text in English and German; 359pp Large 8vo orig. cloth, 1st edit. Braunschweig, Klinkhart &Biermann, Distributors Allen &Unwin, n.d. [1961] Very good copy in d.w. In orig. slipcase. [ Ref: RGW18966] £80
*The defintive work on Caucasian rugs. The colour plates in this edition are superior to those in subsequent editions.

SHAW, G.: Printing in Calcutta to 1800 A Description and Checklist of printing in late 18th-century Calcutta. Indexes; xii+249pp. orig. blue cloth, 1st edit., Bibliographical Society, 1981. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW12349] £10


SHENTON, A. &R.: The Price Guide to Collectable Clocks. 34 colour and over 700 black and white illus., index; 477pp. 4to orig. cloth, 2nd Revised edit., Antique Collectors' Club, 1987. With Price Guide Revison List inserted. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13567] £10


WILLIAM SORSBY LTD: South-East Asian and Early Chinese Export Ceramics. 217 items, all illustrated in black and white illus.; 116pp. orig. wrappers, 1974. [ Ref: RGW19199] £5


SOTHEBY &CO. The Crown of the Andes. A Magnificent Devotional Crown in God and Enamels. Colour plate. orig. wrappers, Nov 1963. [ Ref: RGW12613] £8


SOTHEBY &CO. Catalogue of Highly Important Rugs and Carpets. Sold by Order of the Kevorkian Foundation. 2 Parts. 40 lots all illustrated in colour. orig. boards, December 1969. Price lists pasted on endpapers [ Ref: RGW19213] £20


SOTHEBY PARKE BERNET. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. The Collection of Mr and Mrs Eugene Bernat. Colour and black and white illus.; 172 lots; 130pp. orig. boards, New York, November 1980. In frayed d.w. Price List loosely inserted. [ Ref: RGW19212] £20


SOTHEBY'S. Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters Literary Manuscripts and Historical Documents. 15 &!6 December 1980. Illus. orig. wrappers, 1980. Price list. [ Ref: RGW17850] £10


SOTHEBY'S. Catalogue of Valuable Autograph Letters Literary Manuscripts and Historical Documents. Vol. I 24/25 July 1978. Facsimiles orig. wrappers, 1978. [ Ref: RGW17851] £8


SOTHEBY'S. Hadspen House. Castle Cary. Illus., some in colour; 1562 lots; 288pp; some annotations. orig. wrappers, slight wear, May 1996. Auction results loosely inserted [ Ref: RGW19152] £8


SOTHEBY'S. The Acme of Perfection Tea Table. Colour illus.; 52pp. orig wrappers, Jan 2008. [ Ref: RGW19564] £20


SPINKS, C.N.: The Ceramic Wares of Siam. Colour plates and black and white illus.; vii+196pp. orig. wrappers, 1st edit., Bangkok, Siam Society, 1965. [ Ref: RGW19198] £10


STALKER, J. &PARKER, G.: A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing. (Intro. by H.D. Molesworth) 24 plates; xvi+84pp. 4to orig. red cloth, reprint of 1688 edit., A. Tiranti, 1971. In orig. slpicase. [ Ref: RGW8902] £60
*A good quality reprint of a fascinating treatise including recipies for varnishes, gilding and lacquering.

STONEHILL, C.A., BLOCK, A. &STONEHILL, H.W.: Anonyma and Pseudonyma. 4 vols. Index; addenda. orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, Printed for the Subscribers, C. A. Stonehill, 1926. One of 325 copies. [ Ref: RGW12270] £50
*Useful reference work for determining authorship of anonymous works.

SURTEES, A.C. (Compiler): The Surtees Catalogue: Novels. Fiction in English 1600-1900. A Catalogue of the Collection of Anthony Conyers Surtees. 2 vols. 8 colour plates; xii+446, viii+447pp. 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., 2014. Fine Set. [ Ref: RGW20129] £195
*This catalogue of an extensive collection of English novels records details of over 8,500 titles more than found in the Sadleir and Wolff catalogues.

[TIFFANY]. KOCH, DR. R.: Louis Comfort Tiffany 1848-1933. 3 colour, 30 black and white plates, and other illus.; 300 items; 48pp. orig. wrappers, slight marking on covers, Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Craftsmen's Council, New York,1958. [ Ref: RGW12652] £10


TOOLEY, R.V.: Maps and Map-Makers. 104 illus., some in colour, index; xv+140pp. orig. cloth, B.T. Batsford, 1978. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16917] £10


TOPHAM, J.: Traditional Crafts of Saudi Arabia. Colour photograph illus., index; 192pp. Large 4to orig. cloth, Stacey International, 1981. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW18316] £10


TOWNER, D.: The Leeds Pottery. 4 colour plates, 48 black and white plates, other illus. and facsimiles of pattern book, index; xvi+180pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Cory, Adams &Mackay 1963. Very good copy in torn d.w. [ Ref: RGW19059] £10


UNWIN, S.: The Arab Chest. Numerous colour and black and white illus.; 160pp. folio (258 x 200mm) orig. cloth, 1st edit, 2006. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW12545] £25
*The first exhaustive study of this piece of domestic furniture used throughout the Arab world.

VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. English Pottery Old and New.. Photographic illus.; 56pp. orig. cloth-backed pictorial boards, worn, Board of Education, 1936. [ Ref: RGW19222] £10


VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. WATTS, W.: Catalogue of Pastoral Staves. 21 photographic plates, index; 40pp; some spotting. orig. blue cloth, 1st edit., 1924. [ Ref: RGW19209] £5


VICTORIAN EMBROIDERY PATTERN. Chromo Embroidery - No. 9. Large chromo lithograph pattern of a garland of flowers, with directions for working the design, faint horizontal fold, Published by Vincent Brooks, Day &Son, n.d., late 19th century. 19in x 11.5in. [ Ref: RGW15584] £15
*An interesting survival of colour printing by this leading fIrm of printers. It was intended that a photograph should be put in the centre. The choice of flowers were intended to express particular sentiments, for example, blue violets for a woman's love.

VINCE, J.: Country Seats. Illus.; 32pp. orig. wrappers, Aylesbury, Sorbus, 1992. [ Ref: RGW17315] £10


WACE, A.: The Marlborough Tapestries at Blenheim Palace. 79 illus. and a further 6 black and white plates, appendix, index; 146pp. folio orig. wrappers, Phaidon Press, 1972. [ Ref: RGW1203] £8


WALLIS &WALLIS. Centenary Some of the Best and Most Interesting. Photographic illus.; 56pp text. Paperback, Lewes, 1964. Very Good copy. [ Ref: RGW5395] £5
*Booklet produced to commemorate the 100th specialist sale of arms and armour.

WATERS, A.W.: Notes on Eighteenth Century Tokens. Being Supplementary and Explanatory Notes on the 'Provincial Token Coinage of the Eighteenth Century' by Richard Dalton and Samuel H. Hamer. x+53pp. orig. wrappers, slight marking, 1st edit., B.A. Seaby,1957. [ Ref: RGW17385] £18


B. WEINREB ARCHITECTURAL BOOKS. Instruction Books on the Art and Practice of Drawing and Painting. Catalogued by Priscilla Wrightson. No. 39 Numerous illus.; 104pp. orig. wrappers, 1978. [ Ref: RGW15117] £10


WILES, R.M.: Serial Publishing in England before 1750. Illus., appendices, index; xii+327pp. orig. cloth, worn, upper joint split, 1st edit., Cambridge University Press, 1957. Ex-library copy with stamps and perforation on title [ Ref: RGW18874] £10


WILLIAMS, I.A.: Seven XVIIIth Century Bibliographies. Index; 244pp. orig. cloth, uncut, 1st edit., Dulau &Co, 1924. [ Ref: RGW17204] £8


WILSON, JOHN: Wilson's Combined Works. Building Construction, Carpentry and Joinery, &c. Numerous diagrams.; 480pp. oblong folio orig. cloth, worn and marked, backstrip torn, upper joint broken, 4th edit., 1924 [ Ref: RGW18104] £10


WORDSWORTH, C. &LITTLEHALES, H.: The Old Service-Books of the English Church. 23 plates including 2 in colour., appendix, index; xxv+320pp; spotting to some leaves, lacks free endpaper. orig. red cloth gilt, rubbed, 1st edit., Methuen Antiquary's Books, 1904. [ Ref: RGW17023] £10


WRIGHT, L.: Warm and Snug The History of the Bed. Illus., index; 360pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1962. [ Ref: RGW12759] £5


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