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ALLEN, TWINK: A History of the Equine Fertility Unit, 1970-2007.

Item No. 17333

Newmarket: Paul Mellon Laboratory of Equine Reproduction, c. 2007. Illustrations, some coloured. Folio (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), 100-pages. Softback. Original glased coloured pictorial wrappers. Long inscription from the author on verso of upper wrapper. Very good.


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ASSOCIATION GENERALE DES JOCKEYS DE GALOP EN FRANCE: De Pharis à Ardan: Histoire des Courses en France De 1940 à 1945

Item No. 15196

Association Generale des Jockeys de Galop en France, 1946. Numerous plates, some coloured, illustratiions and coloured advertisements. 4to (12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 216-pages, original wrappers protected by removable cellophane; very good.


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BOWIE, M.S.J: Progressive Thoroughbred Breeding.

Item No. 18703

Heathfield, E. Sussex: by the Author, 1979. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), original printed wrappers; some browning to wrappers else good.


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CARSON, WILLIE & SCOTT, BROUGH: Willie Carson Up Front. Inscribed.

Item No. 17350

London: Stanley Paul 1993. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 175-pages. Original cloth; text largely tanned else very good in spine faded dust jacket . Inscribed, ".... Best wishes & thanks for the ride on High Top. Where is the next one!!".


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CHIFFNEY, SAMUEL: Genius genuine, by Samuel Chifney, of Newmarket. A fine part in riding a race, known only to the author. Why there are so few good runners; or why the turf horses degenerate. A guide to recover them to their strength and speed: as well as to train horses for running, and hunters and hacks for hard riding. To preserve their strength, and their sinews from being so often destroyed; with reasons for horses changing in their running. Likewise a full account of the prince’s horse escape running at Newmarket on the 20th and 21st days of October 1791. With other interesting particulars.

Item No. 15176

Item No. 15176

London: Sold only for the author, 232, Piccadilly, n.d. [1804]. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 170-pages. Contemporary full tan calf, sides ruled in gilt, gilt race horses blocked to upper cover, a jockey to the rear, rebacked in calf retaining most of the original backstrip blocked in gilt with jockey's caps; corners rubbed. Internally lacking free endpapers, some foxing and browning. Bound without the half-title.


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CHURCH, MICHAEL: The Classic Pedigree 1776-1989.

Item No. 18699

London: Racing Post, 1990. Plates. Oblong large 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches), 479-pages. Original grained brown faux leather blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Number 497 of a limited edition of 1101, inscribed and signed by the author.


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DAY, WILLIAM & ALFRED J: The Racehorse in Training. Extra Illustrated & Finely Bound by Riviere.

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

Item No. 15564

London: Cassell, 1925. New and revised edition.

Apart from the original 17 plates this copy has been extra illustrated by the insertion of a further 50 plates, portraits of trainers and jockeys (some coloured) and racehorse portraits; also including a set of 4 hand-coloured racing prints by Howitt "Republished by H.J. Mason, 1834" and a coloured aquatint of "The Age" Brighton Coach at "The Bull and Mouth" Regent Circus, Piccadilly engraved by G. & C. Hunt after E.F. Lambert, 1829.

8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 214-pages.

Finely bound in an unusual three-quarter marbled calf, green cloth sides, the spine gilt ruled with six compartments and on wide raised bands; four of the compartments gilt blocked with racing motifs, the remaining two gilt lettered direct, top edge gilt. The binding by Riviere.

Oval leather gilt armorial bookplate of Walter Blake on front and rear pastedowns. Newspaper portrait of the trainer Reg Day mounted on front fly.

Well extra illustrated and very finely bound; spine sunned else in excellent condition.


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DIBDIN, CHARLES: The High-Mettled Racer. Illustrated by JB.

Item No. 15203

London: Richard Griffin, n.d. circa 1840. 1-page of verse and four plates on tinted backgrounds. Small 4to (7 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches), original pictorial engraved yellow wrappers; some dustmarking to wrappers, split at backstrip, upper fore-corner bumped, tear to front free endpaper. Rare. There are only 2 copies listed on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge); the more common version is that of 1831 with 10 wood-engravings by G.W. Bonner after Robert Cruikshank.


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GILBEY, SIR WALTER: Thoroughbred & Other Ponies. The second edition to which is added Remarks on the Height of Racehorses since 1700, Being a Revised Edition of Ponies: Past and Present.

Item No. 18795

London: Vinton & Co. 1903. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 156-pages and with 4-page list of Gilbey's works tipped-in at end. Original orange coth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Headbands rubbed, paper of upper inner hinge cracked but held on webbing, pencil scribbles to rear pastedown; overall very good. Signatures and dates to recto of frontispiece


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JOHNSTONE, JOHN: Keylock's Dams of Winners of all Flat Races in Great Britain & Ireland 1985 Addendum.

Item No. 18705

Newmarket: by the author, 1985. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 145-pages. Original printed wrappers; a little marked.


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JONES, WILLIAM E: Genetics and Horse Breeding.

Item No. 18697

Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1982. First edition. Numerous illustrations, diagrams, and charts. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches), 660-pages. Original orange grained cloth gilt; excellent.


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KEYLOCK, MAJOR H. E; JOHNSTONE, ANDREW; & NAPIER, MILES: Keylock's Dams of Winners of all Flat Races in Great Britain and Irelend, 1915 to 1947; 1948 to 1956; 1957 to 1966; & 1967 to 1978. The Definitive editions for the above years.

Item No. 17353

Kingston-on-Thames:Knapp, Drewett, 1945. The 1st, 2nd. 3rd, & 4th Series, the last published in 1981. 4 volumes 8vo, original cloth, all in dust jackets; a little wear and browning to the jackets of the first two; overall good.


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MIRABAL, VTE. H DE: Manuel des Courses. France. - Angleterre. - Belgique. - Allemagne. Dictionnaire du turf. Première édition.

Item No. 15202

Paris: Paul Dupont, 1867. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches) 440-pages plus leaves of partly illustrated advertisements at end. Original salmon pink illustrated wrappers, now protected by removable cellophane; good. Signed and inscribed by the author to the President de la Societe des Courses, Beziers, on half-title.


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MOORE, CHRISTINE: Sire-Lines Two-year-olds of 1986, Europe and U.S.A.

Item No. 18701


E. Sussex: by the author, 1987. Thin 4to (12 x 8 1/2), original wrappers; some light damp marking to a few fore-margins.


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MOUBRAY, JOCELYN DE: The Thoroughbred Business. Inside the Modern Bloodstock Industry.

Item No. 17367

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1987. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 222-pages. Original cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.


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NELSON, ELIZABETH: Nelson Sales Digest. Foals, Mares & Yearlings (Part 2) 1989. Details of all sold at public auction in 1989.

Item No. 18702

Bridport: by the author, 1990. 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 inches), 164-pages, original printed wrappers.


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PICK, W: Racing Calendar containing an Account of the Plates, Sweepsteaks, & Matches run for in 1802 ......To which is added, An Account of all the Great Coursing Meetings .... and the Cockings for 1802. Being volume XVII in the Series.

Item No. 15159

Item No. 15159

York: Printed by and for A, Bartholoman [1803 ]. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 242-pages. Nicely bound 20th Century calf-backed marbled boards with lettering piece. Slight scuff mark to spine else a very nice copy both in binding and internally. Pick's racing calendars are uncommon.


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ROBERTSON, J. B: The Principles of Heredity applied to the Racehorse (Originally published weekly in "The Winning Post", Nov.20 1909 - Jan. 22, 1910).

Item No. 18696

London: J.A. Allen, n.d. 4to, 43-pages, original cloth tape backed printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled and with small chip.


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ROWLANDS, I.W; ALLEN, W. R; & ROSSDALE, P.D. (Editors): Equine Reproduction. Journal of Reproduction and Fertility Supplement No. 23.

Oxoford: Blackwell Scientific, 1975. First edition. Coloured frontispiece, plates. Thick 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 746-pages. Original blue cloth, no jacket. Good. Very heavy, extra overseas postage will be requeted.


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SAGER, COL. FLOYD (Edit. Milton C. Toby): Col. Sager Practitioner.

Item No. 17365

Lexington, Ky: Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Ass. 1980. First edition. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 160-pages, original green cloth; very good.


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TEMPLER, RICHARD C: Sires of Winners. Supplement for 1952.

Item No. 18698

London: Batchworth Press, 1952. 4to (10 1/4 x 7 inches), 1352-pages. Original cloth-backed boards; rubbed, boards lightly soiled, endpapers browned, upper hinge pulled else internally good.


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VAROLA, FRANCO: Typology of the Racehorse.

Item No. 18693

London: J. A. Allen, 1985. Reprint. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 242-pages. Fine in like dust jacket.


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TUTING, WILLIAM & FAWCONER, THOMAS: The Sporting Calendar: Containing An Account of the Plates, Matches, and Sweepstakes, That have been Run for in Great-Britain, Ireland, and Jamaica. In the Year, 1771.

Item No. 15151

[London : printed for J. Miller 1772]. Volume 3 in the series. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages: 40:257:xlix:cix, contemporary full tan calf; rubbed, with crimson lettering piece, two short cracks to joints but very firm. One third of front free endpaper cut away, margins of title browned, some marking, else internally generaly very good. Five volumes only were issued in this series. Rare. With details of the Jamaica St. Jago, de la Vego races.


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VON OETTINGEN, BURCHARD: Horse Breeding in Theory and Practice. Translated from the German.

Item No. 17351

London: Sampson Low 1909. First English edition. 4to (10 1./4 x 7 3/4 inches), 469-pages. Original red bevelled cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Binding faded and stained, inner hinges pulled, foxing to prelims. otherwise internally good


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WEATHERBYS (Publishers): The General Stud Book containing Pedigrees of Race Horses etc. etc. Volume 29.

Item No. 18687

London: Weatherbys, 1941. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 1256-pages. Original glazed marbled boards, spine gilt ruled with double red lettering pieces. Very good.


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ALDIN, CECIL: Hunting Scenes. With a Memoir and Descriptive Notes by "Sabretache".

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1936. First edition. Forty coloured drawings, some double-page. 4to (12 3/8 x 10 inches), 83-pages. Original 2-tone cloth (cream spine, red cloth gilt boards). Very small white spot on upper cover, cream cloth backstrip a little dusty, very light foxing to endpapers; generally very good indeed.


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BECKFORD, PETER: Thoughts on Hunting. In a Series of Letters to a Friend. The Third Edition.

Item No. 18514

Item No. 18514

Item No. 18514

Item No. 18514

Sarum: Printed by E. Easton, Sold by P. Elmsly, Strand (& others), 1784. Engraved frontispiece and two plates. 4to (8 1/2 x 7 inches), pages: (12):360, 19th Century full crimson crushed morocco, double narrow gilt rules to sides, spine gilt ruled and lettered direct, top edge gilt others uncut, wide inner gilt dentelles; the binding by Riviere. Some rubbing to extremities, corners bent, dark stain to backstrip, headband chipped, upper joint cracked but board held well on cords, foxing to prelims otherwise internally clean. Bound with the half-title.


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EDWARDS, LIONEL: The Wiles of the Fox, Some Notes and Sketches.

Item No. 18732

London: The Medici Society and the Sporting Gallery, 1932. Coloured frontispiece and 5 coloured plates, 1 double-page, and other illustrations. 4to (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches), 50-pages. Original canvas backed cloth blocked in white. Spine browned, some spotting to sides, some scattered foxing. Overall good.


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MAHONY, STEPHEN [Editor]: The Muskerry Book of Hunting Fiction.

Item No. 12363

The Muskerry Hunt Club, 1992. First edition. Large 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches wide), pp.218, original bright blue cloth, no dustwrapper; an excellent copy.


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MASON, C. FINCH: Sporting Sketches.

Item No. 15170

Cambridge: W. P. Spalding. London: W. Kent, [1879]. First edition. 25 black & white humorous plates depicting horse racing & hunting. Oblong folio (10 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches), original cloth-backed pictorial boards printed in red & black. Boards dusty, lightly stained & rubbed though very sound. Small stain to fore-edge of title; overall a good copy.


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SURTEES, R.S: Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities. 1 of 50 on Japanese vellum.

Item No. 15857

London: Methuen, 1903. A New Edition. Fifteen coloured plates by Henry Alken. "This Edition limited to Fifty Copies for England". The text printed on Japanese vellum. The plates with tissue guards. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 240-pages. Original cloth backed blue boards with printed label to spine, uncut and partly unopened, spare label tipped in at end. Backstrip dusty, label marked, some marking to boards. Spare label foxed. Internallly excellent. An excellent candidate for a fine binding.


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SURTEES, R.S: Jorrocks's Jaunts & Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extragant Exploits of that Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr. John Jorrocks. With an Introduction by Joseph Grego. With numerous illustrations.

Item No. 8540

London: Kegan Paul, n.d. ca. 1900. Hand-coloured additional title and hand-coloured plates after Alken, Phiz & Heath. Tall 8vo, pp. 272, original green ribbed cloth blocked and lettered in gilt; binding with very very slight edge-rubbing in one or two places; internally, page edges lightly foxed, a very good copy indeed.


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SURTEES, R.S: Snippings from Surtees.

Item No. 18817

York: John Sampson, 1906. First edition. Title vignette and head and tail pieces. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches), 111-pages. Original red cloth blocked in gilt, uncut. Spine a little faded, headbands bumped, binding a little marked. Inscription on front fly.


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TONGUE, CORNELIUS - " CECIL ": Hunting Tours descriptive of various fashionable countries and establishments .... the second edition.

London: Philip Allan, 1924. 4 coloured plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 6 inches), 304-pages. Original crimson cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; spine sunned else very bright. Light foxing to prelims. Modern gift inscription on front pastedown.


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Horses - General

BRACKEN, HENRY: The Traveller's Pocket-Farrier: Or a Treatise upon the Distempers and Common Incidents Happening to Horses on a Journey. With Directions For the Choice of a good Road-Horse. Being Very useful for all Gentlemen and Tradesmen .......

Item No. 12803

London: for B. Dod and W. Johnston, 1755. The Sixth Edition, with Additions and Improvements. Title printed in red and black. Small 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 inches), pages: 150:(7, index):(3, advertisements). Contemporary full sheep; rubbed but sound. Some browning to title and prelims, 2 gatherings partly detached and dusty on fore-margins, one leaf of the index creased, endpapers removed.


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FISHER, ARTHUR T: Through the Stable and Saddle-Room.

Item No. 17340

London: Macmillan, 1906. Third edition reprinted. 8vo(7 3/4 x 5 inches), 342-pages. Original brown grained cloth blocked in gilt. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Headbands bruised else good.


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GAMBADO, GEOFFREY pseud. of BUNBURY, HENRY WILLIAM: Annals of Horsemanship : containing accounts of accidental experiments, and experimental accidents, both successful and unsuccessful: communicated by various correspondents to Geoffrey Gambado, Esq. Author of The academy for grown horsemen; Together With Most Instructive Remarks Thereon, and Answers Thereto, by That Accomplished Genius. And now first published, by the editor of The academy for grown horsemen. Illustrated with cuts by the most eminent artists.

Item No. 18891

Item No. 18891

Item No. 18891

Item No. 18891

Dublin : Printed for William Jones, No. 86, Dame-Street 1792. Engraved frontispiece and 16 plates.Tall 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 inches), pages: (2):xvii:95, contemporary full tan calf, rubbed, the backstrip very much so, browning to endpapers and recto of frontispiece and verso of last leaf and prelims. Contemporary name stamp at base of title. Early newspaper cutting pasted to blank lower half of last leaf of text Generally clean within. In need of re-backing and priced to allow for such. 


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GILBEY, SIR WALTER: Small Horses in Warfare.

Item No. 17345

London: Vinton & Co. 1900. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 49-pages, original brown cloth pictorially blocked in gilt, all edges gilt. Some light foxing. The binding very bright and attractive.


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MOIR, DAVID - Saddler & Harness Maker - Henry Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield: His account book, "Mansion Stable Book" for work carried out on behalf of Henry Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield (1844-1926), a prominent owner and breeder of racehorses.

Item No. 20002

Item No. 20002

The detailed accounts cover the period Aug. 1882 - 1908. Each account signed by Moir across Inland Revenue stamps. Approx. 1500 entries closely written over 150-pages of an 8vo (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inch) calf bound notebook; binding rubbed, internally very good.

With on front pastedown Moir's engraved label filled in by hand "Mansion Stable Book, Charing. The Right Hon. Lord Hothfield (Stud) To David Moir, Saddler and Harness Maker. Repairs Done Strong and Neat, Oast Hairs made to Order". 


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PHILIPSON, JOHN: Harness: as it has been, as it is, and as it should be....with Remarks on Traction, and the use of the Cape Cart by Nimshinch.

Item No. 18653

Newcastle: Andrew Reid, 1882. Frontispiece, 8vo, original blue cloth gilt. With 22 of 24 plates (lacking plates 2 & 3 and page 7/8). "Second Edition" errata tipped-in.


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RICKETTS, BRIGADIER-GENERAL R. L: First Class Polo, Tactics & Match Play.

Item No. 17363

Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1938. Second edition. Frontispiece and 9 plates of diagrams. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 48-pages. Original green cloth; very good. Title stamped "With the Publisher's Compliments" and with Editor's compliments slip of the 'Cavalry Journal' loosely inserted.


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ASPINALL, J.L. ETHEL: The Airedale Terrier.

Item No. 14564

Manchester: "Our Dogs" Pub. Co. n.d. [ 1948 ]. Plates. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), 71-pages, Original limp brown cloth; very good, with the remains of the dustwrapper.


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BULL TYERRIER CLUB.: The Bull Terrier Force. A Collection to Record and Remember the 5th Anniversary of the Ending of War Time Hostilities.

Item No. 16224

Bull Terrier Club, 1995. No. 387 of a limited edition of 1,000. Illustrations. Landscape folio (11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches), 68-pages, softback, original glazed pictorial wrappers. Fine.


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HOPWOOD, AUBREY: The Old English Sheep Dog from Puppyhood to Championship.

Item No. 18176

London: Bickers, 1905. First edition. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo (8 x 5 3/4 inches), 106-pages. Original burgundy cloth blocked in gilt. Endpapers tanned, corner bumped, 2 ring marks on upper cover else very good.


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MURPHY, ELIZABETH C: The Irish Wolfhound. A Collection of Photographs and Pedigrees. Ireland & UK 1950-1990.

Item No. 6012

Republic of Ireland: Printed for the Author by Martone Press, 1991. Illustrated profusely in black & white. Oblong, pp.xiv:258, original glazed boards, no dustwrapper; binding generally very good; internally, a number of small black spots to endpapers else a very good copy.


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