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Forest Books was established in 1979, issuing regular catalogues and exhibiting at bookfairs throughout the UK. More
We offer a changing selection of interesting and unusual antiquarian books on a wide range of subjects.
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The History of the Poor; Their Rights, Duties, and the Laws Respecting them. In a Series of Letters.
Elements of Electro-Metallurgy, or the Art of Working in Metals by the Galvanic Fluid; Containing the laws regulating the reduction of the metals, the states in which the deposit may take place, the apparatus to be employed, and the application of electro-metallurgy to manufactures; with minute descriptions of the process for electro-gilding, plating, coppering &c; the method of etching by galvanism, the art of working in gold, silver, platinum and copper, with full directions for conducting the...
The Practice of Perspective: or, an easy method of representing natural objects according to the rules of art. Applied and exemplified in all the variety of cases; as Landskips, Gardens, Buildings of divers Kinds, their Appendages, Parts, Furniture, &c. With Rules for the Proportions, Positions, &c. Figures, both in Draught and Relievo. Also the Manner of conducting the Shadows by divers Luminaries; and Practical Methods of Designing truly, without understanding any Rules at all, A Work highly n...
New Sets of Copies in Alphabetical Order, Consisting Large Text, Round Hand and Running Hand; Written by Edmd. Butterworth, Writing Master and Accountant to the High School Edinburgh. Designed for the Benefit of his Scholars, and as a part of his Universal Penman, but may be had separate from that Large Work being a proper Introduction to it. [Edinburgh: s.n.] 1785. Oblong folio, engraved title followed by 19 engraved plates. [Bound with:] Butterworth's Universal Penman, or the Beauties of Writi...
A selection of books pertaining to the book arts, particularly relating to bookbinding, printing & bookselling history - Including books from the working library of Roger Powell (1896-1990), bookbinder
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We are always keen to purchase books that are rare or of collectable value, either singly or collections. We give very fair prices for books that are in very good or better condition. More