Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables/Antiques

Collectables and Antique books to judge quality and design of collectable items, including books! Miller's antiques price guides to oddities.

 

ANCIENT GREECE: Pocket Museum
DAVID MICHAEL SMITH    Book Number: 88249
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Hardback

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A Thames & Hudson quality publication, beautifully designed with plenty of white paper space around hundreds of colour images of exquisite artifacts like golden cygnet rings, a belly-handled amphor...
CEREMONIAL SWORDS OF BRITAIN: State and Civic Swords
LT. COL. EDWARD BARRETT MBE    Book Number: 88419
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £7.50
Product format: Hardback

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The ceremonial sword is a sign of status and will often be made of precious or rare metals, with a scabbard designed to display intricate craftsmanship and expensive materials. The author has visi...
MILLERS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SILVER MARKS:
JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 88833
Published price: £125
Bibliophile price: £45.00
Product format: Hardback

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Bibliophile is very excited to have found these individually boxed, two-volume glamorous hardback slipcased set, comprising Volume One A Visual Index and Volume Two The Geographical Index. The Vis...
PATTERN AND THE SECRETS OF LASTING DESIGN
EMMA BRIDGEWATER    Book Number: 89612
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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The inside story of Emma Bridgewater's beloved pottery and homeware designs. Emma established her successful business in 1985 producing a range of mugs, jugs and teapots inspired by traditional sh...
MOBY-DICK: A Pop-Up Book
HERMAN MELVILLE    Book Number: 89694
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £13.00
Product format: Hardback

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Quite superb paper engineering by Gérard Lo Monaco and lino cut illustrations literally lift forward in 3D on every righthand page of Melville's abridged classic Moby-Dick or The Whale. The story ...
NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY STAMPS
HOWARD PILTZ    Book Number: 89991
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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The author's two passions, for narrow-gauge railways and stamp-collecting, makes this book a revelation and a delight to read. Both hobbies lead him all over the world as he chases stamps ranging ...
POSTED IN WARTIME: Letters Home from Abroad
RICHARD KNOTT    Book Number: 89993
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Hardback

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This fascinating and nostalgic book is based on the letters of six prolific correspondents in the war years. Three of them were famous members of the London scene: Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton and Fre...
J. SMITH A Miniature Treasure From Queen Mary's Dolls' House
J. SMITH AND FOUGASSE    Book Number: 83446
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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Measuring just 3.6 x 4.8cm or 1½" x nearly 2" and ½", this teeny weeny satin miniature book has regal gold decorations on the cream satin cover, satin bookmark and gilt-edged pages and inside, even...
SCOOTERMANIA: A Celebration of Style and Speed
JOSH SIMS    Book Number: 90145
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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From 1916, scooters zipped onto the streets. The aviation industry developed this transport to be genuinely innovative by having a step-through body, unlike motorbikes. Learn how, during WWII, Volu...
BAGS
CLAIRE WILCOX    Book Number: 89905
Published price: £8.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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The handbag as we know it complements the pared down clothing of the modern era, where pockets stuffed with paraphernalia would interfere with a desirable streamlined silhouette. In earlier days o...
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE TREASURES FROM THE V&A
P. WILLIAMSON AND P. MOTTURE    Book Number: 89941
Published price: $27.50
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Victoria and Albert Museum has one of the world's greatest collections of medieval and Renaissance artefacts, and this selection of around 60 of them displays not only their beauty but also the...
OPIUM: The Flower of Evil
DONALD WIGAL    Book Number: 90336
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Jean Cocteau said, 'Everything one does in life, even love, occurs in an express train racing towards death. To smoke opium is to get out of the train while it is still moving. It is to concern one...
ENDANGERED ANIMALS
MARTIN JENKINS & TOM FROST    Book Number: 90628
Published price: £15
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Probably designed for children aged nine and up, all ages will appreciate the striking graphic stamps from printmaker Tom Frost in his beautiful and illuminating journey through the world of endang...
JOY OF KITES
HANS SILVESTER    Book Number: 90641
Published price: £16.95
Bibliophile price: £4.75
Product format: Hardback

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Up, up and away with these beautiful colourful kites shaped in segmented fierce tigers, dragonflies, butterflies, birds. The first kites appeared in China in the 4th century BC and these real and ...
RUDYARD KIPLING: The Books I Leave Behind
DAVID ALAN RICHARDS    Book Number: 90382
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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Born to expatriates in India in 1865, Rudyard Kipling returned to England for his prep school education, became a journalist in what is now Pakistan, and married an American in London. After being...
JEWELS IN THE LOUVRE
ADRIEN GOETZ & C. JOANNIS    Book Number: 90497
Published price: £9.95
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Hardback

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Throughout the ages, jewellery has been a source of fascination to art enthusiasts as it highlights the splendour of great historical figures such as Josephine Bonaparte, and offers the viewer insi...
HER MAJESTY A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY 1926-TODAY
CHRISTOPHER WARWICK    Book Number: 88646
Bibliophile price: £50.00
Product format: Hardback

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Born in 1926, married in 1947, crowned as Queen in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has for over six decades steadfastly and loyally carried out her duty on behalf of her country. German art p...
NATURE'S TREASUREHOUSE:
JOHN THACKRAY & BOB PRESS    Book Number: 90838
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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As well as extensive holdings of books, journals and manuscripts, the Natural History Museum in London has an unparalleled collection of artwork. The Reeves Drawings are one of many examples of th...
A TO Z OF FOOTBALL COLLECTIBLES
CARL WILKES    Book Number: 90845
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Precious Football Cards and Sought-After Soccer Stickers', here you'll discover priceless information on the history and likely value of football cards and stickers, now highly investab...
PLANTING THE WORLD
JORDAN GOODMAN    Book Number: 91098
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Joseph Banks and His Collectors: An Adventurous History of Botany', here is a bold new history on how botany and global plant collecting transformed the world. Botany was the darling a...
RICH DESIGNS OF CLARICE CLIFF
RICHARD GREEN AND DES JONES    Book Number: 91253
Published price: £55
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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Rare 1995 first edition, this exciting volume presents both a fascinating insight into the life of Clarice Cliff, the innovative designer of her time, and is the most detailed reference of her desi...
AVRO LANCASTER IN MILITARY SERVICE 1945-1965
MARTIN DERRY & NEIL ROBINSON    Book Number: 91227
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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Entering service in the crucial wartime year of 1942, the Avro Lancaster quickly became the supreme RAF heavy bomber of its day in spite of competition from the Handley Page Halifax, with the RAF f...
AVRO SHACKLETON
MARTIN DERRY & NEIL ROBINSON    Book Number: 91228
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £8.50
Product format: Paperback

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Written with modelling enthusiasts in mind, this book focuses on extensive visual coverage of the iconic Avro Shackleton, a post-war machine in the RAF coastal command for the defence of friendly m...
DELLA ROBBIA
MARIETTA CAMBARERI    Book Number: 91338
Published price: £30
Bibliophile price: £19.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Sculpting with Colour In Renaissance Florence', the glazed terracotta technique invented by Luca Della Robbia, along with his exceptional skill as a sculptor, placed him firmly in the f...
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANTIQUE CARPETS
ABRAHAM LEVI MOHEBAN    Book Number: 91367
Published price: £150
Bibliophile price: £99.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'Twenty-Five Centuries of Weaving', this is a spectacular two volume set, slipcased and presented in a mailing carton and produced by the Princeton Architectural Press. There are no les...
MAIOLICA: Italian Renaissance Ceramics
TIMOTHY WILSON    Book Number: 91377
Published price: £50
Bibliophile price: £25.00
Product format: Hardback

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The brightly coloured tin-enamelled earthenware called Maiolica was among the major accomplishments of decorative arts in 16th century Italy. This splendid huge tome is an in depth look at its his...
AIRCRAFT AND AVIATION STAMPS
HOWARD PILTZ    Book Number: 91571
Published price: £16.99
Bibliophile price: £9.50
Product format: Hardback

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Transport and stamp collecting have been brought together in this special book looking at the way postage stamps have increased our knowledge of transport worldwide. The collecting of stamps or ph...
ENCOUNTERS WITH PEGGY GUGGENHEIM
STEFAN MOSES    Book Number: 91603
Published price: £22.50
Bibliophile price: £8.00
Product format: Hardback

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Sub-titled 'An Intimate Collection of Behind-The-Scenes Photos Featuring the Legendary Art Collector', the renowned photographer took these images between 1967 and 1974, and many have never been se...
ANTIQUES HANDBOOK & PRICE GUIDE 2020-2021
JUDITH MILLER    Book Number: 91628
Published price: £35
Bibliophile price: £12.00
Product format: Hardback

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The 40th anniversary edition from the famous Miller's stable called the 'Bible of the Antiques Trade' for whether you are buying or selling. The Guide remains the essential and trusted volume for ...
PENGUIN CLASSICS BOOK
HENRY ELIOT    Book Number: 91631
Published price: £40
Bibliophile price: £17.50
Product format: Hardback

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Burnt orange clothbound heavyweight large hardback with black decorations including the famous Penguin publishers logo, this is a celebration of the largest and best known classics imprint in the w...