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Oddities, amusing & Strange Things.

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Oddities, amusing & Strange Things.

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1 Whitaker`s Almanack
London Wm Clowes 1935 Original Paper Back Very Good 
703 pp plus adverts . original printed paper wraps 
Price: 18.00 EUR
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2 Albert Smith, Horace Mayhew, h g Hine, Idler Upon the Town, the Naturl History of the Ballet Girl, the Gent, Model Women, Tuft Hunter and Toadies, Politics and Poetry By Louis Napoleon
Fleet Street London Kent & Co , d Bogue 1847 First Edition Hard Back Quarter Leather. Very Good 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall illustrated 
Five scarce books bound into one they are, IDLER UPON TOWN, nd, by Albert Smith illustrated by Henning, Gavarni & Gilbert 120pp. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BALLET GIRL 1847, by Albert Smith , illustrated by A Henning, 103pp. THE GENT nd, by Albert Smith ills by Henning, Garvani, & Gilbert, 104pp. MODEL WOMEN AND CHILDREN nd, Modelled by Horace Mayhew ills by H. G. Hine 90pp. POLITICS AND POETRY BY LOUIS NAPOLEON now first done into plain English nd, 112 pp. This last book not in Copac 2 in Worldcat Rare . Book is bound in contemporary tan leather raised bands gilt on bands red title label and name label (new) book has been expertly rebacked with old spine laid on buckrum boards. 
Price: 337.50 EUR
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3 Arthur c Clarke 3002 the Final Odyssey
New York Ballantine Books 1997 0-345-31522-7 / 9780345315229 First Hard Back Very Good Very Good 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 

Price: 16.20 EUR
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4 Commander Geoffrey l Lowis A.F.C. R.N. Fabulous Admirals and Some Navel Fragments. Being a Brief Account of Some of the Froth on Those Characters Who Enlivened the Royal Navy a Generation or Two Ago.
London Putnam 1959 Reprint Hard Back Very Good Very Good DJ in Protector 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Capt Jack Broome 
A learned and comical look at the ways of the Royal Navy `s commanders. 
Price: 33.30 EUR
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5 Edward Lear The Pelican Chorus & Other Verses
New York Frederick Warne First ? Cloth Very Good Very Good in Protector 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall Slim L. Leslie Brooke 

Price: 25.20 EUR
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6 Elsie McCormick The Unexpurgated Diary of a Shanghai Baby
Shanghai The China Press 1921 First Edition Soft Card Wrapps Good No Dj As called for 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
A very scarce first edition of this amusing book of a view of China from a pram. Binding is firm and tight but very faded crackeled, damp staining through out, not effecting the text, last page the epilogue is partly loose. Gift inscription and date in pencil Dec 25, 21. 98pp. 
Price: 292.50 EUR
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7 Eric Von Daniken Chariots of the Gods?
London Souvenir Press 1969 Reprint Hard Back Very Good Good a Little Edgeworn 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Ills 
A good condition book with the dj edge worn but in a removable clear protector. on the first endpaer is a gift inscription & subsequent name and address. A classic of it`s time. 
Price: 31.50 EUR
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8 Fontenelle. Bernard De. A Plurity of Worlds
The Nonsuch Press 1929 First Thus Limp Vellum Very Good No Dj As called for 
A lovely edition first published in 1688, this is limited to 1600 copies this is no 1331 printed on handmade paper with rough cut edges the binding in a traditional 17thc style with gilt title on the spine and gilt angels on the front board. Rare. 
Price: 121.50 EUR
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9 Geoffrey Hodson Reincarnation Fact or Fallacy? an Examination and Exposition of the Doctrine of Rebirth.
India The Theosophical Publishing Co. 1980 Seventh Edition Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
89pp. 
Price: 9.00 EUR
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10 Guy Cadogan Ceilings & Their Decorations
London T Werner Laurie Ltd Cloth Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Ills 
Book has original decorated binding but lacks spine contents tight & clean. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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Cycling ,, H H Griffin
11 H H Griffin Cycling ,
London George Bell 1893 Second Edition, the All England Series. Decorated Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Illusrated By George Cattermole and Hablot Browne 
A rare little book 124 p.p plus wonderful Victorian illustrated adverts of cycles, boots & clothes & anti stiff to strengthen the muscles and other sports & camping activities, many drawings of ancient to the most modern cycles, the front board is illustrated with a young gentleman suitably attired on a penny farthing cycle. 
Price: 202.50 EUR
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12 Helen Greaves The Challenging Light
Suffolk Neville Spearman 1984 First Edition Fine Fine in Protector 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
This very sought after book is in super condition 118p.p. 
Price: 43.88 EUR
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536 Puzzles & Curious Problems, Henry Ernest Dudeney
13 Henry Ernest Dudeney 536 Puzzles & Curious Problems
New York Charles Scribner`s 1967 First Very Good Good 8vo Its Heavy, So Extra Postage. illustrated 
D j is a bit scuffed & slighty worn. A fascinating book. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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14 Jerry Pournelle A Step Farther Out
London W H Allen 1980 First Edition Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 

Price: 14.40 EUR
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15 Malleus Malefic Arum, Trans By Rev Montague Summers. Lalleus Malefic Arum
London The Pushkin Press 1951 Reprint Hard Back Black Very Good Good in Protector 8V0 
A scarce book on the subject of whitchcraft , Book plate designed by Maine Jellet. 
Price: 40.50 EUR
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16 Mark Frauenfelder, Carla Sincair, Gareth Branwyn, Editors. The Happy Mutant Handbook. Mischievous Fun for Higher Primates.
New York Riverhead Books 1995 First Paper Back Very Good Ills 

Price: 9.00 EUR
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17 Ove Brusendorff & Poul Henningsen The Complete History of Eroticism
USA Castle Books Cloth Fine Fair 8vo Thick & Heavy Extra Postage Ills 

Price: 31.50 EUR
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18 Peter Brookesmith UFO, the Govenment Files
London Blandford Press 1996 0-7137-2635-0 / 9780713726350 First Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Profusely Illustrated 

Price: 16.20 EUR
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The Cheerful Cheru, Rebecca Mc Cann
19 Rebecca Mc Cann The Cheerful Cheru
New York Civici Friede 1928 Fourth Printing Hard Back Blue Cloth. Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Profusely Illustrated 
An amusing book each page has a proverb or little ryme or tale and each is illustrated with a cartoon baby and puppie all doing something relevant. 
Price: 25.20 EUR
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20 Richard Mooney Colony: Earth, Extraterrestrial Life and Our Origins ?
London Souvenir Press 1974 First English Edition Very Good Very Good Private Library Stamp.

Price: 13.50 EUR
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