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Collecting Coins and Medals: New Zealand Practical Guides
Creswell, John C. M.,
ISBN: 0723303770
Whitcomb & Tombs, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photography. First Edition. acknowledgements, introduction by author. The text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Colour photographic front cover, showing a selection of New Zealand medals and coins, against an orange background with brown and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photo of the author to the rear book panel. Small book on collecting New Zealand coins and New Zealand medals. Part of the New Zealand Practical Guides series of books. A little bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and to the book corners. A few marks and rubs to the book panels. Some handling marks to the endpapers and internally the pages of somewhat aged toned. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. V, 6-52 pages, last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photography. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Collectables; New Zealand; ISBN: 0723303770. ISBN/EAN: 9780723303770. Inventory No: 0107520. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107520  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Sporting Guns
Akehurst, Richard,
Universal Books, Sydney, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Reprint. 96pp., acknowledgements and bibliography. Orange coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 135 illustrations -- photographs both black and white and coloured, illustrations both black and white and coloured, and sketches. Illustrated front cover, showing two early guns and sporting print, against the orange background with white writing on the front panel and spine. Rubbing to the corners of the book and there is shelf wear to the top and bottom book edges. Very slight rubbing and discolouration to the edges of the spine. Dust marks and foxing to the top paper edge. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustrations as the front cover, with white writing on the front panel and spine. The spine has been very sunned, and there has been rubbing and fading along the creases of the dustwrapper. Grubby marks are also present to the dustwrapper. An illustrated history of the sporting gun. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History ; Collectables; Weapons ; Inventory No: 0101802. Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101802  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Supreme Carpets from Iran and Turkey
Amir, M. K. Zephyr,
Self Published, Singapore, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 200 pp., for word by Mr. E. J. S . Gooch, authors note and index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front-end paper: a map of the Middle East with Turkey and Iran highlighted with the graph and towns of carpet weaving note, noted. The endpaper: an old carpet design. Photographic frontispiece showing a modern oriental carpet. The book is copiously illustrated with coloured photography of both Turkey and Iran and of carpet designs. Illustrated front cover with 1/4 red board and the rest a carpet design, with gilt writing on the front panel and spine. The corners of the book are bumped and rubbed, all are corners affected. The front board is slightly cocked and there is bumping to the head and heel of spine. Slight dust marks to the top paper edge. No 4 in "Supreme Oriental Carpets" series. This time dealing with the works Turkey and Iran. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Collectables; Interior Design; Inventory No: 0101324. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Good
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0101324  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Best of the Saturday Book (1941-1975 )
Hadfield, John -- Editor,
ISBN: 0091459907
Hutchinson, London, 1981. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 850 g; 320 pages, illustrated throughout with colour photography, black-and-white photography, and reproductions of artworks et cetera in keeping with the Saturday Book's tradition. There is no damage to describe, the book includes an afterword by JB Priestley and a foreword on the ultimate page by Ronnie Barker who argues quite correctly ", if like me, you always look and illustrated books backwards, starting from the end, and working forward to the foreword)". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Collectables; Literature; ISBN: 0091459907. ISBN/EAN: 9780091459901. Inventory No: 0236158. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0236158  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Cat Fancier; A Guide to Catland Postcards
Silvester, John & Mobbs, Anne ,
ISBN: 0582503124
Longman, London & New York, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. foreword by authors, Introduction: The Cat at Home, and The Cat Away, acknowledgements list of illustrations, Catalogue Guide to Major Artists' Work and List of Cat Postcard Artists. The text is illustrated with black-and-white reproductions of Postcards and a section of eight double page coloured reproductions of Postcards. Illustrated front cover, showing a stylised black cat against a silver and red coloured background with black and yellow coloured decoration to the edge of the front panel. Black and red coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the back strip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel at the back strip and to the book corners. Fading of the back strip. A few marks to the laminate of the front and back book panels. Internally the book is clean and tight. " The Cat Fancier is primarily a book for the postcard collector, or perhaps more correctly, the aspiring postcard collector; who is only now just discovering the world of Mrs Tabitha or The Fluffykins Family. It is of course also book for the cat owner or fancier, as the name suggests." -- from foreword page 5. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 128 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference ; Collectables; ISBN: 0582503124. ISBN/EAN: 9780582503120. Inventory No: 0105686. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.80 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105686  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Collecting Man
Bedford, John,
Macdonald, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, acknowledgements, reading list. The text is illustrated with numerous back and white photographs within the text. Black coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Minor bumping to the head and to the heel of the back strip. Foxing and browning to the top text block edge and lighter browning to the other text block edges. Photographic dustwrapper, showing part of a collector's collection, against a black coloured background with gilt and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Rubbing, with chipping to the laminate, to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. Rubbing to both the front and back panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A small book, arranged alphabetically, on collecting antiques and collectables. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VI, 256 pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Collectables; Inventory No: 0105718. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0105718  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Observer's Book Of Furniture
Woodforde, John,
ISBN: 0723200777
Frederick Warne, London, 1980. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Roy Spencer. Reprint. preface by author, glossary, and index. Photographic endpapers, showing the various wood patterns. The text is illustrated with 195 black-and-white line drawings by Roy Spencer. Colour photographic front cover, showing furniture in the ante-room, The Vyne, near Basingstroke, with white background and black and red titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing to the book corners and a yellowing of the background colour. Some age toning of the internal text. A small book on English furniture from the Tudor period up to Victorian times. Part of The Observer's Book series -- collecting -- number 65. Size: 24mo - up to 5 " tall. IV, 5-224 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Roy Spencer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Collectables; ISBN: 0723200777. ISBN/EAN: 9780723200772. Inventory No: 0108245. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108245  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Victorian and Edwardian Photographs
Harker, Margaret F.,
ISBN: 0850973694
Charles Letts Books Limited, London, 1982. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 475 g.; V, 6-80 pages, introduction by author, appendix, Galleries Which Exhibit Photography in Britain, Some Important Collections and Bibliography. The text is illustrated with numerous examples, mostly in sepia tones, of Victorian and Edwardian photography. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping to the backstrip and rubbing to the book corners. Sepia toned photograph to the front panel, against a dull red coloured background with white and yellow titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A look at early photography in England during the Victorian and Edwardian times and the various types of photographic mediums used and the major photographers of the period. Part of the Letts Collectors' Guides series. Revised Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Photography; Collectables; ISBN: 0850973694. ISBN/EAN: 9780850973693. Inventory No: 0109861. Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109861  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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