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General handbooks

General philatelic works

The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials
Collings, T.J. and Schoolley-West, R.F.

The Care and Preservation of Philatelic Materials

Publisher: The British Library, London, 1989

Hardback, illustrated, viii + 55 pages + plates, covers a little sunned else in Very Good condition.

£14.50

Brady, Seamus

The rise and fall of stamp king Dr. Paul Singer
Publisher: Anvil Books, Tralee, 1965

First (and only) edition, paperback, 176 pages, pages toned (as usual), short tear to the edge of the last page, a slightly fragile mass-market paperback, in Good condition.

£15.00

Gentleman, David

Publisher: Ebury Press, London, 2002

First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 191 pages, slightest hint of spine lean, tiny nick to front panel of dustwrapper, pages fine, in Good condition.

£15.00

Bendon, James

a Complete Revision of the 1988 Edition
Publisher: Oxford Book Projects, 2015

Second edition, large hardback, xii + 521 pages, illustrated, in Very Good condition.

£75.00

Cheavin, W. Harold S.

V. British Colonies, “The De-La-Rue Dies”
Publisher: Editrice Filatelica, Torino, 1927

Large format paperback, illustrated, 11 pages, bilingual text in English & French, quite creased, a few short tears to the front cover, one short tear to front cover and margin of first couple of pages, in fairly Good condition.

£14.50

Williams, L.N. & M.

Publisher: Coram (Publishers) Ltd., London, nd [circa 1960s]

Paperback, illustrated, 25 pages, in Very Good condition.

£7.50

Smith, George W.

Engraver to Kings and Tutor to Many
Publisher: privately published, 1989

Paperback, illustrated, vi + 38 pages, in Very Good condition.

£9.50

Beauregard, G. de and Gorsse, H. de

Publisher: Stanley Gibbons Ltd., London, 1899

First English edition, hardback, illustrated, xii + 260 pages + publisher’s advertisements, a few minor signs of wear to the covers, light foxing to the endpapers, previous owner’s gift inscription at front and small ownership stamp to the title-page else in Very Good condition.

£45.00

Michel, Carla

English-German-Pinyin-Chinese
Publisher: Forschungsgemeinschaft China-Philatelie, Krefeld, 1995

Paperback, 120 pages, slight shelfwear to the covers, tiny tear to spine, in Good condition.

£12.00

Publisher: National Philatelic Museum, Philadelphia, 1950

Paperback, 112 pages, covers a little rubbed, page-edges slightly toned, in Good condition.

£6.50

Forster, R.K.

Publisher: Batsford, London, 1973

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 187 pages + xviii plates, illustrated, dustwrapper price-clipped and with some dusty marks to the verso, minor dusty marks to the edges, in Good condition.

£7.50

Munk, Dr. Herbert

Afghanistan – Charkhari
Publisher: Kohl, Berlin, circa 1923-24

Hardback, clothbound, upper page-edges gilt, xxiv + 640 pages, with the four language Wörterbuch bound in at front, interleaved, text in German, foxing to endpapers, two pages of the Wörterbuch have come loose and are very chipped at the edges, in Good condition.

£25.00

Serrane, Fernand

II Hors d’Europe
Publisher: privately published, 1929

Paperback, original grey card covers, illustrated, 315 pages, text in French, top of spine rubbed with loss of small piece, covers slightly soiled, page-egdes toned, internally clean, in Good condition.

£35.00

Rudd, Charles D.

Introduction, Development and Uses
Publisher: Selwyn Stamps, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1995

Large format (A4) paperback, comb-bound, illustrated, [vi] + 89 pages, in Very Good condition.

£15.00

Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932]

Small (5½” x 4″) paperback booklet, 50 pages, very slight wear to the covers with loss of tiny corner-piece to front cover, in Good condition.

£12.00

Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932]

Small (5½” x 4″) paperback booklet, 50 pages, small scuff to rear cover with tiny amount of loss to the surface, in Good condition.

£12.00

Publisher: D.C. Thomson & Co., London, no date [circa 1932]

Small (5½” x 4″) paperback booklet, 50 pages, rear cover has a couple of nicks to the edge and is missing a tiny corner-piece, in Good condition.

£12.00

Wood, Kenneth A.

An Atlas for Stamp Collectors
Publisher: Van Dahl Publications, USA, 1983

Hardback, illustrated, viii + 414 pages, ex Canada Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front endpaper and library pocket to rear endpaper, slight wear, a Good reading copy.

£12.00

Salierno, Vito (editor)

All the records of the philatelic season 1998
Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1999

Hardback, illustrated, 239 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, mild shelfwear, some creasing to the front cover, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.

£15.00

Salierno, Vito (editor)

All the records of the philatelic season 1997
Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1998

Hardback, illustrated, 239 pages, text in English, slightest hint of spine-lean, mild shelfwear, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.

£15.00

Salierno, Vito (editor)

All the records of the philatelic season 1994
Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1994

Hardback, illustrated, 100 pages, text in English, mild shelfwear, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.

£15.00

Salierno, Vito (editor)

All the records of the philatelic season 1993
Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1994

Hardback, illustrated, 151 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, corners slightly rubbed, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.

£15.00

Salierno, Vito (editor)

All the records of the philatelic season 1991
Publisher: Giulio Bolaffi, Turin, 1992

Hardback, illustrated, 125 pages, text in English, slight hint of spine-lean, corners slightly scuffed, tiny dent to edge of spine, ex NPS library with small library stamps at front, in Good condition.

£15.00

Sutton, R.J. and Anthony, K.W.

Publisher: Bonanza Books, 1966

Sixth (revised) edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 370 pages, ex Canada National Postal Museum with label to spine, bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper and library pocket to rear endpaper, two slight scratches to the fore-edges with consequent tiny nicks to a few pages, in Good condition.

£8.00

Schmid, Paul W.

Publisher: Palm Press, New York, 1979

First edition, hardback, illustrated, ix + 105 pages, ex libris Brian Birch with his distinctive bookplate to front pastedown-endpaper, covers very slightly rubbed at corners else in Very Good condition.

£25.00

Serrane, Fernand

Stamp Forgeries of the World to 1926
Publisher: The American Philatelic Society, nd (circa 1999)

Large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xxv + 390 pages, text in English, dustwrapper spine very slightly sunned else in Very Good condition.

£145.00

Smith, A.D.

An Historical and Analytical Study
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1917

First edition, hardback, original red cloth, dustwrapper, xii + 431 pages, short tears to dustwrapper at top of spine with small amount of loss, foxing and toning to page-edges, toning to half-title page, short closed tear to one early page, in Good condition.

£45.00

Watson, James

Publisher: Faber & Faber, London, 1957

First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 192 pages + plates, one or two tiny nicks to the dustwrapper, slight dusty marks to upper page-edges, in Good condition.

£6.50