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Rules, Bye-Laws, Regulations and List of Members of The Empress Club -

1903London - First Edition
Rules. ‘1. The Club shall be for Ladies only, and shall be called THE EMPRESS CLUB.’

A rare and fine example of the member’s handbook for the most luxurious ladies club in London, founded in 1897 and blessed by Queen Victoria herself, by 1903 the club had moved into a purpose built premises at 35 Dover Street with another entrance on Berkley Street.

Containing a history of the club, details of charitable work with The Prince of Wales Hospital, Rules, Bye-Laws etc, details of charges and updated subscription fees, and a list of the members. Illustrated with a wonderful sectional drawing of the interior of The Empress Club, a ‘Sketch of the Gold Badge presented to Life Members, facsimile of the 1897 receipt from The Prince of Wales Hospital Fund for £105, and frontispiece ‘Bust of he Late Majesty’ ‘Executed for the Empress Club by Geflowski’.
 
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58 pulp fiction ‘Murder Mystery’ titles -

1940s to 1950’s
A fabulous collection of 1940’s and 1950’s murder mystery classics. Many now tough to find.

Authors include Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Austin Freeman, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ngaio Marsh, Carter Dickson, Rex Stout, Dorothy Sayers, Edgar Wallace, amongst many others.
 
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The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

1861 - S. O. Beeton, London - First Edition, Second Impression , Second State
This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

A rare example of the first edition of this truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time. In original boards, and later leather spine. With the engraved and coloured art-nouveau title page, and an additional twelve colour plates.

With over 1,100 pages of recipes, culinary advice, and household hints, Mrs Beeton’s incomparable
The Book of Household Management was one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations. 
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The Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

Circa 1873 - Ward, London - Entirely New Edition, Revised and Corrected. 207th thousand
This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

An early edition with a fine and clean interior, containing over 1,100 pages of recipes, culinary advice, and household hints, a total of 2,882 entries including approximately 2,000 recipes, illustrated with twelve full page colour lithographic plates, and numerous black and white full page and in-text woodcut illustrations.

Mrs Beeton’s incomparable
The Book of Household Management was one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations. A truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time. 
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The Book Of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

1895 - Ward, London - Entirely New Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Greatly Enlarged. 600th thousand.
This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

An early edition, in the publisher’s original binding, clean interior, containing over 1,600 pages of recipes, culinary advice, and household hints, a total of 3,737 entries including 2,974 recipes, illustrated with thirteen full page colour chromolithographic plates (two of which are folding), and numerous black and white illustrations both full page and in-text.

Mrs Beeton’s incomparable
The Book of Household Management was one of the earliest cookery books to use coloured illustrations. A truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time. 
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Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management - Isabella Beeton

1906 - Ward, London - New Edition, Revised, Enlarged, Brought up to Date, and Fully Illustrated
‘This book has more wisdom to the square inch than any work of man’ - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The largest edition of this truly important English work, and one of the most successful cookbooks of all time, in a contemporary binding. First published in 1861, by 1906 the size of this already substantial volume had more than tripled, to contain 3,945 recipes, 368 pages of culinary advice and household directions, all profusely illustrated with thirty full page colour plates (two of which are folding), and 111 full page black and white photographic plates.

In case you needed even more recipes, there are charming contemporary hand-written recipes at the front and rear such as ‘Coburg Pudding’, ‘Seville Orange Marmalade’,’Veal Gateau’, ‘Almond Tartlets’, ‘Cumberland Pudding, and ‘Madelines’.
 
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Trent's Last Case - E. C. Bentley

1913 - Thomas Nelson and Sons, London - First Edition
The first edition of Bentley’s first novel, written in exasperation at the infallibility of Sherlock Holmes, and considered one of the great cornerstones of the detective story by ‘the father of the contemporary detective novel’. Described by Agatha Christie as ‘one of the three best detective stories ever written’.

Gentleman sleuth Philip Trent in the case involving the murder of millionaire American financier Sigsbee Manderson, slain while on holiday in England. A plot at once orthodox and cunningly contrived.

‘It is the one detective story of the present century which I am certain will go down to posterity as a classic. It is a masterpiece’ – Dorothy L. Sayers.
 
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A Description of the Azores - Captain Boid

1835 - Edward Churton, London - First Edition
A rare first edition illustrated with four lithographic plates and a folding map. Captain Edward Boid served in Donna Maria’s naval armament, as Secretary to Admiral Sartorius, his account of the Azores is still considered one of the first and most important traveller’s accounts of this group of lush Islands located in the mid-Atlantic roughly 950 miles from the Portuguese coast and 2,000 miles from Nova Scotia.

Among the areas covered in the early chapters are agriculture, zoology, trade and commerce, government, customs, and religion. The second half of the work provides individual chapters on the separate Islands.

Included is a reprinted review by the Spectator Magazine (originally published 6th December 1934).
 
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