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Metropolis - Thea von Harbou

1927 - The Readers Library Publishing Company Ltd., London - First Edition in English, First issue [no mention of Metropolis in list of Readers Library titles]
A scarce copy of this influential work. In the striking dust jacket.

When Thea von Harbou became Fritz Lang's second wife in 1922, she'd already established herself as an important author and screenwriter. The idea for Metropolis emerged from a novella she'd written a few years previously. The finished novel of Metropolis was written while she (with assistance from Lang) worked on the screenplay, and published in German in 1926, with this, the first edition in English published in 1927, the year the film was released.
 
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The Vineyards and Wine Cellars of California - Thomas Hardy, Thomas Pinney, Robert Mondavi

1994 - Book Club of California, San Francisco - One of 450 copies printed at Yolla Bolly Press
A beautiful production ‘Edited and with an Introduction by Thomas Pinney and a Foreword by Robert Mondavi.’

Illustrated with thirteen photographs and twelve tipped in chromolithograph facsimiles of early California wine labels and trade cards.

With six page prospectus laid in, and housed in the original slipcase.
 
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The House-Keeper’s Pocket-Book, and Compleat Family Cook - Also - Every one their own Physician - Sarah Harrison

1777 - for J. Rivington and Sons, London - Ninth Edition revised and corrected
Includes 20 pages of tables showing the rate of farthings to l.s.d.f. 6 pages of ‘Tables of Interest’ - Showing the cost of borrowing at 3, 3.5, 4, and 5 percent, over periods ranging from one day to 12 months. Index incorrectly bound before tables. 
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1993 - Genesis Publications, Guildford - Limited Edition, Number 1511 of 3500 copies
A spectacular production, signed by George Harrison, documenting George Harrison’s legendary first live tour after 17 years, playing with friend and instigator Eric Clapton and his band, the tour ended with three nights at the Tokyo Dome in December 1991. With a foreword by Eric Clapton and text by George Harrison plus members of the touring band. Featuring nearly 500 previously unpublished colour photographs and a full itinerary of the tour, together with the double CD featuring original artwork and 19 live tracks, as well an 'Access All Areas' laminated lanyard, George & Eric guitar picks & 'After Show' pass.

Eric Clapton explains how George Harrison was persuaded to return to touring after a break of 17 years and the the first (and longest) chapter is written by George and details his thoughts and feelings on taking to the road after such a long absence and providing personal recollections of the tour and memories of times on the road with The Beatles. The final chapter by John Harris, (who engineered the Live in Japan CD) offers a fascinating account of working with George in the studio.

Songs include ‘
Taxman’, ‘Here Comes the Sun’, ‘My Sweet Lord’, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’, and a superb version of ‘Roll Over Beethoven’. 
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Modern Domestic Cookery - William Augustus Henderson, D. Hughson

1857 - Leavitt & Allen, New York - First American Edition, sixth printing
'As there is scarce an individual who is not aware of the comfort resulting from a regular and cleanly meal, it may appear to many labour lost, to write a preface to a work which is designed to teach us how to prepare such a repast.'

Early guide to cooking and household management, with a selection of recipes covering everything from 'Broiling', 'Meat Pies', 'Poultry', 'The Art of Confectionary', to 'Curing' and 'Pickling' among many others.
 
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Cassell’s New Universal Cookery Book - Lizzie Heritage

1894 - Cassell and Company, London
A large and comprehensive popular Victorian cookery book, 1300 pages of recipes together with detailed index. Illustrated with 12 full-page coloured plates and numerous illustrations in the text.

In addition to the many sections of recipes, there are sections on:
Kitchen Processes, Food for Invalids and Infants, The Kitchen, and The Management and Duties of Servants. 
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Violin-Making, as it was and is - Edward Heron-Allen

1885 - Ward, London - Second Edition (first published 1884)
A lovely copy – in the rare dust jacket – of this important and comprehensive work on violin making, still in print since its first publication in 1884, and covering every detail of the process from wood selection to varnish, as well as the instrument’s fascinating history.

Features more than 200 illustrations by the author, portrait frontispiece, and two folding plates of moulds of Stradivarius and Guarneri violins.
 
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Catalogue of the Leonard Gow Collection of Chinese Porcelain - Robert Lockhart Hobson

1931 - Privately Printed by George W. Jones at The Sign of The Dolphin in Gough Square, London - First Edition, Number 192 of 300 copies.
First and only edition of this lavish work, signed by Leonard Gow, ‘with one hundred and fifty pages of descriptive letterpress, printed on English hand-made paper.’ and ‘with one hundred and forty-four illustrations in colour, and eighty-nine illustrations in monochrome. The whole have been reproduced direct from the Porcelain. 
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