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HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR PLATES], (Surtees, Robert. )
1 HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR PLATES] (Surtees, Robert. )
London John C. Nimmo 1899 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
color; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemp 3/4 scarlet morocco leatehr & marbled bds, spine gilt, T. E. G; joints rubbed, extremities scuffed. With 12 color plates. Internally clean and bright with. Plates collated and in VG condition. Owner's bookplate and ownership signatures on fep.. 33720 
Price: 98.65 USD
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JORROCK'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES; BEING THE HUNTING, SHOOTING, RACING, DRIVING, SAILING, EATING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS OF THAT RENOWNED SPORTING CITIZEN, MR. JOHN JORROCKS [16 COLOR PLATES], [Surtees, Robert Smith]
2 JORROCK'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES; BEING THE HUNTING, SHOOTING, RACING, DRIVING, SAILING, EATING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS OF THAT RENOWNED SPORTING CITIZEN, MR. JOHN JORROCKS [16 COLOR PLATES] [Surtees, Robert Smith]
London George Routledge and Sons 1869 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Henry Aiken 
hand colored plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 291, [1] pages; Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities; being the Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks . All 16 brightly hand colored full page plates, engraved and etched by Henry Aiken, present and VF with light marginal toning. Lt brown calf leather over marbled boards. 33721 
Price: 187.95 USD
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MR FACEY ROMFORD'S HOUNDS [COLOR PLATES], Surtees, Robert Smith
3 MR FACEY ROMFORD'S HOUNDS [COLOR PLATES] Surtees, Robert Smith
Published Anonymously By R. M. Surtees. Bradbury and Evans 1865 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
391 pages; 24 tissue-guarded colour-plates by John Leech and Hablot Browne. Contemporary 3/4 red leather over marbled boards. 36307 
Price: 93.95 USD
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OBSERVATIONS ON THE RIVER WYE, AND SEVERAL PARTS OF SOUTH WALES, Gilpin, William.
4 OBSERVATIONS ON THE RIVER WYE, AND SEVERAL PARTS OF SOUTH WALES Gilpin, William.
London R. Blanine, 1789 Second Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
aquatint; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemp. Tree calf; rubbed & worn, spine ends gone, covers detached. With 17 tinted aquatint plates, tissue guards. Some offsetting. Scattered minor spotting to text. Fly leaves present but detaching. 33890 
Price: 197.40 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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