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"CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH FURNITURE AND WOODWORK" 4 Vols Bound as One. 1930-31.

4 Editions bound as one volume in grey cloth covers, published by The Board of Education, London between 1930 and 1931.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 19cm approx.

Four volumes describing the English Furniture and Woodwork contained in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which are as follow:

Vol I - Gothic and Early Tudor. First revised Edition, 1929. 92 pages and 60 black and white plates.

Vol II - Late Tudor and Early Stuart. First Edition, 1930. 56 pages and 52 black and white plates.

Vol III - Late Stuart and Queen Anne. First Edition, 1927. 52 pages and 56 black and white plates.

Vol IV - Georgian. First Edition, 1931. 95 pages and 58 black and white plates.

Condition:    Good.  Ex-Library copy that has been rebound for library use (at which time the four editions were bound as one).  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages very good with a few very minor marks and some very minor yellowing.  Binding tight.

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"THE PRICE GUIDE TO THE MODELS OF W. H. GOSS"  1975.

Hardcover First Edition in black cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by The Antique Collector's Club, London in 1975.  Dimensions: 28cm x 22cm approx.

An extremely well illustrated and useful book for collectors of Goss china.

188 pages full of photographs.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking and some minor damage to dustcover.  Hardcovers also have some wear/rubbing/marking.  Spine cracked at title page.  Internal pages quite good with some thumbing and minor marks.  Binding tight.

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"THE CARE AND REPAIR OF ANTIQUES"  1995.

Hardcover Edition in glossy illustrated hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by The Colour Library Books, London in 1995.  Dimensions: 23cm x 22.5cm approx.

Practical illustrated advice for repairing, restoring, and caring for any possession suffering from the ravages of time. An extremely useful book for amateurs and serious restoration students alike.

188 pages full of photogarphs and illustrations.

Condition:  Good.  Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM DEPARTMENT OF METALWORK CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH SILVERSMITH'S WORK (WITH SCOTTISH AND IRISH) CIVIL AND DOMESTIC".

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by His Majesty's Staitonery Office, London in 1920.  Dimensions: 25.5cm x 18.5cm approx.

An interesting museum publication that describes each exhibit and gives dates, makers (where known), and the source for each piece. 230 items are described with 197 corresponding black and white plates of the items to the rear of the book

Condition:  Good.  Ex-Library copy (just a bookplate to the front paste-down and barcode to rear free endpaper present).  Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to covers.  Internal pages very good.  Binding tight.

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"INVESTING IN OLD MAPS" by Roger Baynton-Williams.  1969.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Barrie & Rockliff, The Cresset Press, London in 1969.  Dimensions: 30.5cm x 22cm approx. 

A fascinating and well illustrated book on the subject of the collecting of maps as an investment.  The volume covers the development of maps, Early County Maps, Sea Charts, Town Plans and much more.

160 pages with numerous black and white and colour photographs. 

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/fading/marking to dustcover and hard covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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