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'I only wish that your Italian tenors could do half as much' Autograph letter from Ciro Pinsuti to William Hayman Cummings

Ciro Pinsuti [William Hayman Cummings]
Autograph letter with musical fragment from the Anglo-Italian composer then living in London, Ciro Pinsuti, to the English tenor and occasional composer W H Cummings, congratulating him on 'the great success of your charming Cantata', particularly the 'lovely subject in the Introduction.. and the quartett with Harp Accom[panimen]t..' Pinsuti lament… Read more…


The Sale of St Thomas [inscribed with letter]

Lascelles Abecrombie [John Brophy]
pp 124 First edition inscribed to the writer and journalist John Brophy on the first blank: 'John Brophy from Lascelles Abercrombie 1932'. Accompanying the book is a letter from Abercrombie thanking Brophy for his recently published comments and as 'an acknowledgement of your generosity' sends 'the enclosed... I rather suspect you may not have seen… Read more…


Album: Liber Amicorum - Friendship Book of Cromwell Stuart, son of Peter Stuart, the 'Ditton Doctor'

Cromwell Stuart, Jose Francis da Sehra, G J F Bruel, Albert Knolcke, Rothmeyer, Ernst Sengstack, August von Bothmer, Louise Evers, Magnus Mansfeldt, F F Vollmer, Marie Hogreive [etc]
[ff] 25 Oblong album, missing rear cover, with the calligraphic ownership inscription on behalf of ten year old Cromwell Stuart, son of Peter Stuart of Seaforth (north of Liverpool) the Lancashire shipowner and lay homeopath. Cromwell Stuart was born in 1847 (dying in South Africa at 22) with most of the inscribed pages dating from about a decade l… Read more…


The Gleaner: A Selection of Poems & Songs [signed]

John Fawcett Skelton
pp 200 Calligraphically inscribed volume of Lancashire verse with a handful of authorial corrections to the text. Skelton has dedicated the book on the verso of the first blank: 'Presented to Mr Ralph Rigby, with the Best Compliments of the author, John Fawcett Skelton. Oct.r. 1885' in red ink. In the same hand there are corrections to pp 44, 51, 5… Read more…


Elegant Arts for Ladies Comprising Bead Work..

pp 278 [4] adverts. Victorian guide to arts and crafts for women. Decorative publisher's cloth, all edges gilt, worn to extremities, engraved title page and elaborately illustrated throughout; some gatherings loose. An attractively unsophisticated copy of this book. Read more…


An Introduction to Ancient History [signed]

Lionel W Lyde
pp 128 [maps] An inscribed copy of this highly successful guide to ancient history, 'With the author's Compliments [underlined] on the first blank. Stained boards, most uncommon thus. Lyde wrote a series of books in this vein and achieve huge success. At the time of this book he was an English master at Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. Read more…


Lament for the Death of an Upper Class

Henri de Montherlant
Very good first edition in a good jacket, not price clipped, designed by Feibusch, loss at top of spine. Ownership signature of Peggy Longland 1936, a good square book. An uncommon book. Read more…


The Framing of Carol Woan: A superintendant Manning Story

Belton Cobb
First edition, a very good book, no ownership inscriptions in a very good jacket with a strikingly designed front panel; not price-clipped but repriced to 5 shillings with a sticker. A very good copy. Read more…


Nautical Photograph of Sir William Golding in Nelson's cabin on HMS Victory

William Golding
(20x25cm) Silver gelatin photographic portrait of Sir William Golding, probably a publicity shot for the publication of his novel, Rites of Passage. Golding is pictured in Nelson's Great Cabin on board HMS Victory around the time of first publication of his Booker Prize winning novel which became the first part of his nautical trilogy, To the Ends… Read more…


Raku Ler, Glasur, Braending

Finn Lynggaard [Harry Horlock-Stringer]
Presentation copy from the father of Danish Studio Glass, Finn Lynggaard, to the British potter Harry Horlock-Stringer inscribed on the half title, 'Mr Harry Stringer with my warmest thanks for helpful cooperation Finn. G.' Blindstamp ' with Stringer's 'Library of HHS Taggs Yard' blind stamp above the inscription. A fine copy in slipcase. We have r… Read more…


Ode to Salvador Dali

Federico Garcia Lorca [translated by] Christopher Sawyer-Laucanno
No57/100 Broadside (60x40cm) signed limited edition of Sawyer-Laucanno's translation of Lorca's Ode. Two half-tone photographs of Dali and Lorca alongside the letter press: 'published by Ayscamps Press, Paris as a limited edition of 100 signed copies; printed letterpress on Zerkall mould-made paper by the Libanus Press of Marlborough, England.' A n… Read more…


Your Solar House [inscribed]

Maron J Simon; Talbot Hamlin
Inscribed edition to the half title page: 'To my great friend and part time consultant Arthur J Rieter Jr [different hand] And with all my good wishes ye editor M J Simon' A good copy only with later presentation inscription to the British potter Harry Horlock Stringer. Fading and wear to covers; amateur buckram reinforcement to spine. Read more…


Jydepotten Vort Lands Aeldste Haandvaerk

Andreas G Jensen [Geroge Jensen]
Near fine 1924 edition in torn glassine wrap with a letter on George Jensen headed paper, tipped in, presenting the book to the British potter Harry Horlock-Stringer who worked at the old Fulham Pottery in the 1950s and Taggs Yard in Barnes, south-west London. A very nice copy. Stringer's work made hims friends from across the world including many… Read more…


Caspar John [with ephemera and order of Memorial Service]

Rebecca John [Harry Horlock Stringer]
Excellent association copy of this biography of Augustus John's son and later Admiral of the Fleet Caspar John with a collection of photographs of his family by the British potter and family friend Harry Horlock-Stringer, most interestingly 'Mural for the John children Rebecca [the book's writer] Caroline and Phineas on their Bedroom wall 13 Woodla… Read more…


The Ceramic Spectrum [inscribed by Hopper - with letter]

Robin Hopper [Harry Horlock-Stringer]
A presentation copy of this important title to Harry Horlock Stringer from the author: 'To Harry with many thanks for starting me on a quest which has no end. Very best wishes Robin Hopper'. A signed letter laid down opposite the title page from Hopper to Stringer in which the writer remembers with great affection how Stringer began his life as a p… Read more…


'An Early Glimpse of Ballets Russes' Manuscript Draft and Corrected Proof with Photograph

Nancy Bowden; Mary Clarke; Cyril Beaumont [Diaghilev]
[pp5 typescript; corrected proof; typed letter; vintage photograph.] Original typed article and corrected proof concerning the discovery of two chalk drawings of 'the Diaghilev Ballet, in Les Sylphides and Le Carnaval' written by Nancy Bowden, an assistant to the London dance historian, Cyril Beaumont. Accompanying proof photocopy sent by the edito… Read more…


Lincoln's Inn Receipts for the Hated Window Tax

Thomas Grint [John Thomas Batt]
Three printed receipts, accomplished in manuscript, and signed by the Steward of Lincoln's Inn for collection of the Window Tax and other dues from the London lawyer, John Thomas Batt. The Steward, Thomas Grint, has witnessed the two receipts from 1781 with the 1783 receipt witnessed by 'J Rawson'. The window tax was introduced in 1696 and not repe… Read more…


Don Giovanni Dramma Giocoso in due Atti..

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[pp 14] [1p facsimile manuscript] pp 266. One volume only of Frey's full score engraved publication of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Half green morocco, leather heavily chipped to spine and most of spine label missing; list of subscribers bound out of sequence but complete with facsimile lithograph of a page of Mozart's manuscript following the title page… Read more…


Cage and Singing Birds: How to Catch, Keep, Breed, and Rear Them

H G Adams
vii [1] pp 148 [8] adverts. Uncommon early edition of this attractively produced volume. Upper board detached, otherwise good condition with all six pages of wood-engraved plates and frontispiece present, both covers illustrated; undated but bird cage adverts on lower board dated 1878 suggesting an imprint from the late 1870s. Read more…


The Ministry of Art [the dedication copy]

Ralph Adams Cram - Adeline Marie Russell, Duchess of Bedford
pp 246 The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to the printed dedicatee, Adeline Marie Russell on the dedication page: 'with the profound regards of the author R A Cram. 1914'. Bound in quarter cloth over paper covered boards, some rubbing and stains, paper label to spine, very slight spotting to preliminaries. Cram was a prolific American arc… Read more…


Celebration du Visage [twice signed]

Pierre Joly; Vera Cardot [George Brassens]
Celebration of the French singer George Brassens inscribed by the book's photographers on the half title: 'A Tom Hackett en Cordial hommage Vera Cardot Pierre Joly Paris - Avril 66'. A very good copy in black boards, a little rubbed, two obituaries taped to the red endpapers. Read more…


Welsh Place and House Names [Unpublished manuscript]

E A Lyons
[ff] 100 Substantial original typescript on the origins of Welsh place and house names and their translations into English which was presented with some flourish to Llanelly Public Library. Foolscap paper in red and black, annotated throughout by the author, firmly held in a Perry Spring Binder. Four letters and a dedication page precede the text i… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Moment for Murder

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Alfred Eichler]
(12.5x19.5cm) Original 'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Eichler's Madison Avenue-set advertising thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients during this phase of his career. The image comes from a… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Most Men Don't Kill

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [David Alexander]
(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' depicting New York gangsters and hustlers for the jacket on the UK first of David Alexander's New York-set thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients at this time. The image c… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G de Lisser]
(12.5x19.5cm + 12.5x3cm) Original 'Rough' for the front panel and spine of the jacket on the UK first of a Jamaican novel featuring a slave heroine. Gouache on card, depicting the protagonist being sold at a slave market, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Ernest Benn. The… Read more…