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STEPHENS, W.R.W. The Life and Letters of Walter Farquhar Hook D.D. F.R.S. 2 volumes, frontispieces to both volumes. PROVENANCE: W. Carnelley, Fallowfield, Manchester (bookplate to front pastedowns). William Carnelley, (1823-1919) was a senior director and chairman of Rylands & Sons Ltd., one of the most important cotton manufacturers in Manchester during the 19th century. Throughout his 96 year life Carnelley was spinner, dyer, weaver, book-keeper, cashier, salesman, and buyer, eventually becoming director and then chairman of Rylands & Son. Walter Farquhar Hook ( 1798 -1875), was an eminent Victorian high churchman. 8vo. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1878.
VINE, Frederick T. Practical Bread-making: A Useful Guide For All In The Trade. Contents include: “Ferments”, “Sponges and Doughs”, “Shapes of Bread and How Formed”, “Scotch Bread-Making”, “Machinery in the Bakehouse” and “Flours Suitable for Bread-making”. PROVENANCE: Frank Willey (inscription to front endpaper dated May 22nd 1903). 8vo. London: ‘’Office of the Baker and Confectioner’’, 1900.
Quirky Binding: Scarce Victorian Novel. [MATTHEWS, JULIA A]. Susy’s Sacrifice. 299pp. 3 plates (including frontispiece which is bound elsewhere in the book, i.e. not at the title page). Interior: Occasional light foxing/spotting, age toning to pages. Binding: This book has been re-bound using different binding (red calf, decorated in gilt) of another book entitled: ‘My Lady Nicotine’. (Presumably the J.M. Barrie novel), light rubbing and wear to boards, corners, and extremities, gold leaf to corners of text block. 8vo. London, J. Nisbet & Co., 1899.
WILLIAMSON, John. Health and Success In Business: How Lost: How Recovered. A Personal Experience. Addressed To Business Men. By A Business Man. Monochrome photographic frontispiece, (presumably of the author?). (Title page detached, first few pages loose, occasional marks, browning and spotting). Publisher’s dark red cloth, lettered in silver (some wear, staining). Includes the 8pp. (With two plates) supplement bound in at the rear: “Dyspepsia: Its Cure, and How it is Applied. Being a Supplement to “Health and Success in Business. How Lost: How Recovered”. [With] pink printed slip bound in. 8vo. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & co., 1892. Rare Victorian Self Help Book.