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Large Unused General Ledger B26
Large Unused General Ledger B26
Original, quality very large unused pre-war "General Ledger" with red leathercloth covered covers and bindings, marbled page edges, decorated inner covers and columned pages. Totally unused, in super condition and complete. Some very minor scuffs to the front cover.

19" x 13" 2.75".

 
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Price: 165.00


Unused Leather Bound Minute Book B23
Original, quality post-war unused minute book with red leather spine, covered corners and marbled page edges. The 190 pages are lined and an index by alphabet is to the front. A very clean example complete and in good order.

13" x 8.5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 56.00


Unused Leather Bound Minute Book B23



Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book B16
Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book B16
Original quality, 1930/40's edition of Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book with one colour plate. All in near mint condition, with much of the dust jacket.

7.5" x 5" x 0.75".

 
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Price: 34.00


Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book B14
Original quality, 1930/40's edition of Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book with four colour plates. Complete but some staining to the covers and damage to the spine.

7.5" x 5" x 1.25".

 
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Price: 22.00


Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book B14



Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery B13
Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery B13
Original quality, 1920/30's edition of Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery with 12 colour plates. In very good condition.

8" x 5.5" x 2".

 
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Price: 45.00


The Story of Hungerford, 2 available B2
Original, quality, hard bound copy of "The Story of Hungerford in Berkshire" by 'W.H.Summers' and edited by 'Harold Peake M.A., F.S.A.' Published in 1926. 167 pages of text, complete and in good order. One of the two published authorities on Hungerford.

7.75" x 5.5" x 0.75".

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 45.00


The Story of Hungerford, 2 available B2



Library Book Grap BG13
Library Book Grap BG13
Original, quality late 19th century Library book grab with brass fittings mounted on the original mahogany shaft. The lever to the lower end of the pole is squeezed down to close the brass jaws at the top on the selected book. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed no extra cost and fully overhauled and all is complete and in good and working order.

60" x 3.5" x 1".

 
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Price: 350.00


Book Press on Stand BP12
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original "Birch" bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and waxed and retains much of the original black paint. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand with the original turned knobs has a lock and key to the top drawer and all has been cleaned and waxed. The press has an old transfer label to the front. Some repairs have been made to the base of one leg and all otherwise is complete and in good and working order.

Press 12.5" tall x 16" x 10".

Stand 28.5" tall x 23" x 14.25".

Bed 12" x 10".

 
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Price: 750.00


Book Press on Stand BP12



Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11
Cast Iron Book Press on Stand BP11
Original, quality late 19th century cast iron book press with brass mounts, mounted on an original pine bookpress stand of a similar age. The bookpress has been fully overhauled, cleaned and repainted black and the brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. The two drawer stand has been cleaned and waxed and fitted with a pair of late 19th century pierced cast iron drawer pulls. The press has a brass makers' plate detailing "Manufactured by J & E Ratcliff" and all is complete and in good and working order.

Pine stand 28.5" tall x 22" x 15".

Bookpress 16.5" wide x 10" x 9.5" tall with a 10" x 12" bed.

 
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Price: 750.00


Small Folding Bookstand BS9
Original, quality circa 1900, smaller than average adjustable folding bookstand made in olivewood. This clean example, with no wear on the slide, has a three letter monogramme in brass on each upstand. A most unusual size. Complete and in good and working order.

Folded flat for travelling 8" x 4" x 1".

With ends up 4" tall.

Fully extended 12.5".

 
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Price: 85.00


Small Folding Bookstand BS9



Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8
Carved Walnut Folding Book Stand BS8
Original, quality late 19th cenutry carved walnut folding bookrack with coats of arms carved to each end plate. The underside has an old paper label detailing "Pulborough School of Carving" and "Carved by William Wright Jan 1883". Complete and in good and working order.

Folded down 20" x 6" x 1".

8.25" tall when up.

 
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Price: 230.00


Freestanding Oak Bookshelves F348
Original, quality 1920's / 30's freestanding solid oak book shelf unit, with six fixed shelves each 5.5" deep and with varying heights, from the top, shelf 6.75", 8.25", 8.25", 8.25" and 9" bottom shelf. The bottom of the sides and the top backboard each have a fancy cut out decoration and all is complete and in good and working order, with just the odd stain here and there but very firm.

51.5" tall at back.

6" front to back.

16" wide.

 
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Price: 185.00


Freestanding Oak Bookshelves F348

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