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Treasury of World Antiques, A: A Style-by-style Collectors’ Guide with Over 400 Illustrations 120 in Full Colour
Livesey, Anthony
ISBN: 0517268655
Crescent Books  1979 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with grey boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint edition, 1695gms, 321 pgs, illustrated endpapers. This book provides a general understanding of the tastes of the past, wnd will enable the reader to date antiques by their style. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear. Boards are in good condition with only light shelf wear as is the dust jacket. Dust jacket show light fading around the spine and some chipping, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.5kg and may incur additional postage.  Good
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT54  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Australasian Stamp Catalogue, The (24th Edition)
Sparks, Ken (ed)
Seven Seas Stamps P/L Dubbo, Australia 1989 24th Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Card Cover Soft card cover, twenty-fourth edition, 540g, 176pgs. An illustrated and priced catalogue of the stamps of the Australian Commonwealth, PNG, Nauru, Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos Island, and Norfolk Island. Includes all Australian stamps to January 1990. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and light page discolouration/spotting throughout. Previous owner has used pen to tick off which stamps they have throughout the book, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT55  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Collecting Dolls Houses & Miniatures
Earnshaw, Nora
ISBN: 1872727867
New Cavendish London 1993 Reprint
4to Soft Cover 144pp, lavishly illus in colour and b&w. Index. Lovely book   Very Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320304  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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Antique Furniture
Quigley, Harold
ISBN: 0851797342
Rigby Limited Adelaide, Australia 1975 Reprint
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover, reprint edition, 202g, 64pgs. This book provides a specialist guide to antique furniture and includes a history of how furniture developed from the Middle Ages to the Edwardian era, identifying styles and periods, famous markers, the French influence, and what to look for at auction sales. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with light shelf wear and shows some light soiling, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT56  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Coins of the World 1750-1850
Craig, William D.
Whitman Publishing Company Racine, Wisconsin, USA 1966 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover with dark green boards, first edition, 1030g, 756pgs. The book is arranged in two parts. Part 1 covers coins of the western world including Australia. Part 2 includes coins of africa and asia. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards are in good condition with light shelf wear. Rear board is starting to come away from internal endpapers and webbing is showing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage.  Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT57  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Collecting Stamps
Grant, Neil; and Womersley, Peter
ISBN: 0583303870
Granada Publishing St Albans, England 1980 First Paperback Edition
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Softcover Softcover, first paperback edition, 190g, 127pgs. This book takes the young philatelist systematically through all aspects of this absorbing hobby. Book is in good condition with general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT59  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Stamps of the World 1972
Gibbons, Stanley
ISBN: 0852594003
Stanley Gibbons Ltd London, England 1972 Thirty-Seventh Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover, no dust jacket, thirty-seventh edition, 2400gms, 1959 pages. Widely accepted as the standard work of reference, this unique volume provides a straightforward listing with prices of the postage stamps of the whole world. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate age-related general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards are in fair to good condition with moderate shelf wear, chipping and scuffing particularly to edges and corners, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. This book weighs over 2kg and may incur additional postage.  Fair to Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT64  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Model Soldiers
Harris, Henry
Octopus Books Limited London 1972 Not Stated
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover book with yellow pictorial boards and dust jacket, reprint, 95pp, weighs 592gms. This book is about the exquisite minor works of art that are model soldiers, sailors and airmen which have been made by craftsmen for monarchs, private collectors and military museums. The book is accompanied by 138 illustrations in colour and black and white. These include not only single firgures, but whole armies as well as artillery wagons, other forms of transport and armaments. Book is in fair condition with heavy general wear and tear and page discolouration/spotting throughout. Endpapers have been slightly torn away and restuck. Dust jacket is well in tact with only one small tear but has major creasing. Pictorial boards are discoloured. Book has small pencil markings on inside front page. This is a fair reading copy but not suitable for collecting.   Fair
Price: 5.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000147  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Millers Price Guide 2003/4: Collectors Cars
Selby, Dave (ed.)
ISBN: 1840006315
Octopus Publishing Group Ltd London, England 2003 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover book with glossy pictorial boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint edition, 1180gms, 352 pages. A good solid copy with minor general wear and tear. Dust jacket shows some mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000323  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Collector’s Book of Dolls, The
Gerwat-Clark, Brenda
ISBN: 0948872284
New Burlington Books London, England 1991 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint edition, 752gms, 128 pages. Dolls through the ages - where to buy them and what to look for. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting/foxing throughout. Boards are in good condition with mild scuffing. Dust jacket is in good condition with mild shelf wear and creasing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000435  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Dictionary of Marks, A: The Identification Handbook for Antique Collectors
Macdonald-Taylor, Margaret (ed.)
ISBN: 0900305118
George Rainbird Ltd London, England 1978 Reprint
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint edition, 476gms, 319 pages. This is an identification handbook for antique collectors in ceramics, metalwork, furniture and tapestry. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting/foxing throughout. Boards are in good condition with mild scuffing. Dust jacket is in good condition with minor shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000437  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Country Life Collector’s Pocket Book of China, The
Hughes, G. Bernard
ISBN: 0600319547
Country Life Books London, England 1982 Reprint
16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with blue boards and pictorial dustjacket, reprint edition, 414gms, 376 pages. This book includes the facts most needed by the collectors of English pottery and porcelain. The book has been divided into 8 sections: chronological summary; technical terms; catalogue of wares, ornaments and glazes; descriptive list of items; survey of important potters; products and dates of working; symbols, initials and date letters; plus symbols and official marks. Includes over 900 illustrations by Therle Hughes. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting/foxing throughout. Boards are in good condition with mild scuffing. Dust jacket is in good condition with minor shelf wear though it is price clipped, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000439  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Miller’s Antiques Buyers Price Guide
Miller, Martin & Judith (ed.)
ISBN: 0905879155
MJM Publications Kent, England  Edition Not Stated
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover Softcover, edition not stated, 238gms, 127 pages. This price guide has been specifically compiled to give the collector a basic general antiques guide covering a wide range of articles that can be found in antique shops throughout Great Britain. The book includes over 1,000 photographs and over 1,000 realistic valuations. Book is in fair condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting/foxing throughout. As an ex-library book it has been covered in contact and displays the expected internal stampings, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Ex-Library Fair to Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000451  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Encyclopedia of English Period Furniture Designs
Rubira, Jose Claret
ISBN: 0806978309
Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York, USA 1984 Edition Not Stated
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Softcover, edition not stated (assumed first edition), 898gms, 352 pages.This book provides information on every important period piece you might want to build, collect or paing. It includes furniture in all of the following styles: Tudor-Stuart; Queen Anne; Chippendale; Adam; Hepplewhite; Sheraton; Colonial; and English Minorcan. The book also has over 2,500 carefully executed drawings. Book is in fair condition for its age with general age-related wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting/foxing throughout. Cover shows creasing around corners and is heavily discoloured at back. There is sticker residue on the front cover and inside front page, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Fair
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000478  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Pottery and Porcelain: A Guide to Collectors
Litchfield, Frederick
Adam and Charles Black London, England 1953 Sixth Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Original Cloth Hardcover with red cloth boards, dust jacket missing, sixth edition, 1440gms, 356 pages. Book is in good condition with moderate general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting throughout. Cloth boards show only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001202  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Watch Repairing and Adjusting
Randell, W.L.
Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd London, England 1951 Reprint
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Soft Cover Softcover, reprint edition, 84gms, 64 pages. Contents includes: watch work principles; historical notes; craftsmanship and mass production; tools and accessories; the verge watch; horizontal movement; lever escapements; keyless work; timing; cases and their treatment; glasses and hands; simple repairs; and the stopper. Book is in fair to good condition with general age-related wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout. Front cover shows scuffing and mild damage to spine, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Fair to Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001278  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Cassell’s Compendium of Victorian Crafts
Henderson, Marjorie; and Wilkinson, Elizabeth
ISBN: 0304301906
Cassell Limited London, England 1978 First UK Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with maroon boards and pictorial dustjacket, first UK edition, 896gms, 223 pages. Book is in good condition with general age-related wear and tear and mild page discolouration/spotting throughout. Dust jacket is in fair condition with minor shelf wear, but has been contacted down to boards so that it can't be removed, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001496  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Encyclopedia of Sofa, An
King, Constance
ISBN: 1875986510
Sandstone Books Leichardt, Australia 1996 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 858gms, 127 pages. This book presents 198 photographs arranged chronologically, spanning the years c1000 BC to the present day. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT67  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Encyclopedia of Tables, An
Yates, Simon; and Wilkinson, Henrietta (ed)
ISBN: 1875986529
Sandstone Books Leichardt, Australia 1996 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 806gms, 128 pages. This book gives an insight into the development of furniture and tables through authoritative text accompanied by more than 200 cull-colour illustrations of pieces from all over the world. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT66  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Encyclopedia of Desks, An
Bridge, Mark
ISBN: 1875986502
Sandstone Books Leichardt, Australia 1996 Reprint
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards and pictorial dust jacket, reprint, 850gms, 127 pages. This book provides a combination of design history and practical references for the collector. It includes images from museums, auction houses, private collections, and antique dealers worldwide. Book is in very good condition with mild general wear and tear. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Very Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT68  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Australian Commonwealth Specialists’ Catalogue, The: Kangaroos
Kellow, Geoffrey (ed)
Brusden-White Melbourne, Australia 1999 Third Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Soft Cover Softcover, Third Edition, 275gms, 134 pages Split into two sections, section 1: 25 pages Section 2: 109 pages. This book comprises sections 1 and 2 of The Australian Commonwealth Specialists' Catalogue. Book is in good condition with no visible general wear and tear, slight bent pages, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 110.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT17  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Official Price Guide to Collectibles of the ’50s and ’60s, The
Jordan, Charles. J.
ISBN: 0876375484
House of Collectibles, The New York, USA 1987 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Paperback Paperback, First Edition, 400gms, 412 pages. Celebrate and relive the best years of our lives- and learn how to profit from '50s and '60s collectibles. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, several marks and stains to the cover, otherwise no other pre-loved marks.   Good
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT19  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Antique Australia
Mason, Julie (ed)
ISBN: 0908/240252
Western Colour Print Marrickville, Australia 1982 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Softcover, First Edition, 225gms, 64 pages. This book presents in photos a history of New South Wales, of the fashions, mode of transport, education and of the laws. Book is in good condition with no general wear and tear, no pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 6.50 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT22  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Watches
Clutton, Cecil; & Daniels, George
B. T. Batsford Ltd London, UK 1965 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover, first edition, 1.65kg, 159pgs, coloured endpapers. Includes decorative, mechanical, and technical descriptions of watches, watch-making, and guides the collector without using baffling terminology. Ex-library book is in fair condition with moderate general wear and tear, dust jacket is in poor condition with numerous small tears and plastic cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Fair
Price: 100.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT28  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Coins of England and the United Kingdom: Standard Catalogue of British Coins (29th Edition - 1994)
Mitchell, Stephen; and Reeds, Brian (eds)
ISBN: 1852640235
Seaby London, England 1994 29th Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover with laminated pictorial boards, 29th edition, 710gms, 366 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, small pen mark on the inside front page. Boards are in good condition with light shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.   Good
Price: 25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT31  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Dictionary of Stamps in Colour, The: Over 3,000 Stamps in Colour From Every Country That Has Ever Issued Stamps
MacKay, James A.
ISBN: 0718111249
Michael Joseph Limited London, England 1973 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 1825gms, 296 pages, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Dust jacket is in fair condition with moderate to heavy shelf wear, chipping and tearing to edges and corner, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Book weighs over 1.5kg and may incur additional postage.   Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT32  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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English Pottery & Porcelain
Honey, W. B.
ISBN: 0713609893
Adam and Charles Black London, England 1696 Sixth Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover with Dust Jacket Hardcover with red boards and dust jacket, sixth edition, 550g, 287pgs. This book is a standard and concise survey of the pottery and porcelain from England from the medieval period to the present day. Book is in fair to good condition with all the stampings and markings expected of an ex-library book. Dust jacket is in good condition with moderate shelf wear and a sticker mark. Dust jacket has been price clipped, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Ex-Library Fair to Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT35  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Anzac Tradition, The: Between the Lines
Mendham, Dawn
ISBN: 0642149461
Australia Post Philatelic Group  1990 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Soft Cover Soft cover, first edition, 218g, 55pgs. A beautiful collection of memorabilia used to illustrate the Anzac story. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings.  Good
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT38  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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British Commonwealth Stamp Catalogue 1974
Gibbons, Stanley
ISBN: 0852595506
Stanley Gibbons Publications London, England 1974 Seventy-sixth Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover Hardcover, no dust jacket, seventy-sixth edition, 1215gms, 806 pages. This is the standard guide to postage stamp values in Britain and the British Commonwealth. Book is in fair to good condition with moderate age-related general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a small pen marking from the previous owner on the inside front page. Boards are in fair condition with moderate to heavy shelf wear, chipping and scuffing particularly to edges and corners, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. This book weighs over 1kg and may incur additional postage.  Fair to Good
Price: 15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: ANT63  Bookseller: Reading Habit
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Repairing and Restoring Antiques
Introduction by Dennis Young
ISBN: 0907408656
Peerage London 1988 Reprint
Small 4to Hard Cover 187pp, profusely illus. Orig. pub as Encyclopedia of Antique Restoration and Maintenance  Near Fine
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 320475  Bookseller: Global Village Books
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