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HANS SLOANE JUNIOR’S COPIES - The History of the Life of M Tullius Cicero in Three Volumes

Conyers Middleton
Sir Hans Sloane’s great-nephew’s fourth edition, complete with his bookplate to the front pastedown of each volume and annotation regarding slavery in the ancient world. Attractive contemporary full calf, red speckled edges in very good condition. Pencil casemark above each bookplate and an earlier casemark in red ink crossed through in pencil. Vol… Read more…



Ethel Smyth
Attractively inscribed copy of the 3rd impression ‘For Mr Leslie Bridgewater. Thanking him for one kindness after another - from Ethel Smyth 1939’ on the half title. A near fine copy, just a little spotting, in a very good jacket. The book’s printed dedication is to Smythe’s longterm friend Virginia Woolf. Bridgewater was a successful composer of l… Read more…


OWNED BY A LINCOLNSHIRE WOMAN - Twenty four early 18th Century Sermons

William Savage; Thomas Knaggs etc
24 separately published sermons bound into a single sammelband volume with the ownership inscription of an 18th century Lincolnshire woman. Small octavo sized volume, modern brown buckram and new endpapers (see 20th century pencil note to final pastedown ‘Bound Mr Liddon 16.XI.61.’) and a pencilled list of the imprints on the first flyleaf. Precedi… Read more…


EXHIBITION PRODUCTION ARCHIVE - Presences of Nature: Words and Images of the Lake District

William Scammell, John Hilliard, Donald Wilkinson, John A Davies, Roger Palmer, Faith Shannon, Geoffrey Key, Julia Hills, Melanie Sproat, Mike Davis, Glyn Hughes, David Wright, Jon Silkin, Roy Fisher, Roger Garfitt, Paul Joyce, Norman Steven, Geoffrey Moorhouse, Fleur Adcock, Brendan Neiland, Rodney Pybus, Neil Hanson
Fascinating artistic correspondence, sketches and notes preparatory to the Presences of Nature exhibition held in Carlisle in 1982. The correspondence is all addressed to Neil Hanson, then Carlisle Museum Exhibitions’ Officer and the exhibition’s organiser who describes its aim ‘to assemble a substantial body of new work reflecting the beauty and v… Read more…



Father and Son
Diaries kept by one or possibly two clerics, perhaps a father and son in different denominations, between 1897 and 1936. 3 volumes (16cm x 14cm) two half red roan and one black, over green watered silk with gilt lettering to the front boards of 2 volumes; marbled edges, 2 volumes in very good condition, the third missing its backstrip and with its… Read more…



John Le Carre
A signed photograph of the master storyteller near his home at Tregiffian on Lamorna Cove in Cornwall - together with a notecard sent in 1979. The photograph taken by Adrian Sherratt (27.5x20cm) is printed on Fujifilm paper and signed by the author in black ink. Accompanying it is a note written in blue ink from his London address at 1 Gayton Cresc… Read more…



Staffordshire Coal Field
Coal mining photo album which includes images of an underground explosion and ‘Strike Volunteers’ - strike breakers? - from the miner’s strike of 1921. Kodak “Eton” Album (17.5x14.5cm) containing 35 silver gelatin prints (c7-10cm) mounted on card leaves. Generally annotated in a contemporary hand these photographs show scenes from the Staffordshire… Read more…


Marks in Books, Illustrated and Explained

Roger Stoddard
Very scarce large format catalogue of Stoddard’s ground-breaking Houghton Library 'exhibition devoted to those mysterious traces left in books by printers, binders, booksellers’. Near fine copy full of astonishing illustrations. A splendid counterpart to our collection of annotated books. Read more…


MARKS IN BOOKS - 1703-1977 - A Collection of 30 Annotated Books

Many and Varied Authors
30 high quality books from nearly 3 centuries, annotated by their writers and readers including an American Presidential biography annotated by the subject’s mother; a British Prime Minister’s school text; dramatic prompt copies, review copies, books annotated for radio adaptation, a massively corrected proof by a popular novelist, an opera annotat… Read more…


THE PRACTICE OF COOKERY, Pastry, Confectionary, Pickling and Preserving with Directions for Choosing Provisions

Mrs Frazer
Uncommon third edition of this Edinburgh-printed cookbook with a strongly Scottish flavour. Rebound in plain dark calf during the twentieth century and with new endpapers. The two engravings precede the text, both browned and a couple of short marginal tears. The second plate has lost the top corner near the foreedge - not affecting the image. The… Read more…



Waxman Family
53 wartime colour postcards - many of flower fairies and fairy-tale characters - sent to Valerie Waxman of 23 King Street, Southport, Lancashire from ‘Daddy’ and other close relatives. 36 typed cards, 16 hand-written, one blank; the typed cards mostly seemingly enclosed in letters, without stamp, postmark or date. Cards in good condition with light… Read more…



Henrietta and Fanny Ward
Two cross-written manuscript letters penned in October 1845, to Edward Ward Esquire, Royal Engineers, Bermuda, one from his sister Henrietta, the second from Fanny Ward, both living at 114, Champs Elysees, Paris. Each letter is 9 ⅞ x 15 inches (approx 25 x 38 cm), written on both sides, bearing both red postage payment stamps and blue ‘St. James St… Read more…


THE BALKAN TRILOGY - The Great Fortune; The Spoilt City; Friends and Heroes, (The Balkan Trilogy)

Olivia Manning
Three first editions of Olivia Manning's Balkan Trilogy. The Great Fortune is very good, a little spine lean, in a near very good jacket with a scar to the spine and tape marks on the front and rear flaps; The Spoilt City is very good in a near very good price clipped jacket with rubbing to the extremities; Friends and Heroes is near fine in a very… Read more…



Ottilie Wildermuth
A book owned by a pioneering woman in London politics, the Mayor of Bethnal Green in London in the 1890s. Illustrated boards, browned and faded. Benoly’s ownership inscription appears opposite the title page with the date 1896 written above. Several pencil drawings on the endpapers, mostly depicting female figures in Victorian costume. Fingermarkin… Read more…


SIGNED BY 68 MANCHESTER GRANDEES- The Manchester & Salford Society for the Reformation of Juvenile Criminals - Governors' Declaration Book

Edward Hardcastle [etc]
Signed by 68 Governors of this Manchester juvenile reform charity from 1876-1928. Green roan folio, minor scuffing to extremities. Binder’s ticket of William Harris, Cannon Street, Manchester to the front pastedown. Charity Commission printed appointment of governors (pp8) precedes the 68 printed pages of governor-signed pages by the likes of Herbe… Read more…


ARMOUR EXHIBITION Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition at the Brassey Institute March 16th 1896

F R Fairbank
Ex Royal Armouries copy from the F H Cripps-Day bequest. Contemporary cloth binding; ‘Tower Armouries Ex Lib...’ stamp crossed out and annotated by librarian ‘Duplicate not required...’ Ownership inscription of F H Cripps Day 1920, Kent antiquarian, opposite. Browning to endpapers. Written on the title page: ‘First Edition with the secretarys compl… Read more…


‘MY STUDIO COPY HUGH PATON’ Etching, Drypoint, Mezzotint. The Whole Art of the Painter-Etcher

Hugh Paton
The author’s heavily annotated personal copy with corrections and emendations by the Manchester-based artist throughout. Bound in pictorial publisher’s cloth, a little rubbed to the extremities. Paton’s inscription appears on the half title ‘My Studio Copy Hugh Paton Oct/ 10’. The book is a lavish production which contains an original etched fronti… Read more…


Portraits and Memoirs of the Most Illustrious Personages of British History

Edmund Lodge, Goldar, J Taylor
95 engraved portraits originally issued in fascicules by Edmund Lodge, found here bound in Victorian half cloth over marbled boards. The original title of the magazine has been laid down on the upper board, there is rubbing to edges of binding; a clipping has been removed from the first free endpaper. The engravings are by Goldar, Woodman and Mutlo… Read more…


Travels in Arabia Deserta [Presented by Theodore Dreiser to John Cowper Powys]

Charles M Doughty; Theodore Dreiser, John Cowper Powys
SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY inscribed on the title page 'My Christmas present to Jock Dec 22nd 1926 Theodore Dreiser To John Cowper Powys.' On the half title Powys has inscribed the work a second time to pass the book on some thirty years later: 'For Malcolm [Elwin] from John 5th of November 1954 [cuneiform inscription] see Page 291. Would I could writ… Read more…


WEDDING WISHES FOR A PUBLISHER - ‘For John Gill from His Friends and Colleagues of The Amalgamated Press on the Occasion of his Marriage...’

[Alfred Harmsworth]
Wedding card hand drawn and signed by 70 members of Alfred Harmsworth’s Amalgamated Press. Stiff card (34x23cm) with hand-drawn multi-coloured decoration and the recipient John Gill's name in bold at the head of the card. Below are the signatures of dozens of colleagues with the Amalgamated Press editor ‘C Langton Townley’(1878-1956) heading up the… Read more…


1960s MODELLING PORTFOLIO of Annabel Smith

[Annabel Smith]
Ring bound photographic modelling portfolio covered by thick blue fabric. A certificate from The Model Centre in London is mounted opposite the first image and states the completion of a training programme offered by the centre by an Annabel Smith on the 31st October 1966. The programme included training in ‘Show, Mannequin, Photographic and Televi… Read more…


DOESKIN HOMEMADE BINDING Two Journeys to Jerusalem Containing, First A Strange and True Account

Nathaniel Crouch
Homemade doe-skin binding on this chapbook publication by the English printer and bookseller variously known as Nathaniel Crouch, Robert or Richad Burton. The doe-skin binding which seems likely to be contemporary with the book has been wrapped tightly around the boards and sewn down the spine with the result that that the book opens comfortably to… Read more…


SIGNED BY DESCENDANTS OF FLETCHER CHRISTIAN - Pitcairn Island Refuge of the Bounty Mutineers

Maurice Allward
Signed by 5 descendants of Fletcher Christian and Edward Young and a further 54 attendees of the Bounty Pitcairn Conference, in Florida, 2005. The book which was owned by its author Maurice Allward is presented here in its original binding, with the logo of the conference tipped onto the front cover. Overleaf are 5 long inscriptions written by Pitc… Read more…


The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

Henry James
The first edition, first state of Henry James's great supernatural tale, The Turn of the Screw. This, the earliest issue of the first edition is bound in blue cloth with the four iris designs to the upper board and the title page printed in black and red and the 32 page advertisements to the rear. The blue cloth is a rubbed and darkened with a ligh… Read more…


INSCRIBED BY ‘Wm M ROSSETTI’ - The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti with Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti

Christina Rossetti [edited by] William Michael Rossetti
A presentation copy inscribed by the author’s brother, the book’s editor and, in this volume, memoirist of his sister. Green textured cloth binding, a couple of marks and some rubbing to the cloth over the outer hinges. Rossetti’s inscription appears on the first flyleaf ‘To Miss Annie Barlow Wm. M Rossetti April 1917.’ Opposite is a stamp of ‘The… Read more…