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The New Scientist: Babbage and The Birth of The Computer

Murray Laver, Andrew Hodges, [Alan Turing, Charles Babbage]
1983
Magazine held by staples in very good condition with slight soiling to front cover and dog-ear toi right corner. Various articles discussing the development of early computers including; ‘The Birth of Computers’ by Murray Laver exploring Charles Babbage’s role in computer design in the 17th & 18th century, ‘Originators of the number crunches: Pione… Read more…
#8010

£50.00

The Magicians’s Assistant

Ann Patchett, John Cunliffe [Signed]
1998
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, a first edition bound in red publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in near fine condition with slight crease down spine. Dust jacket in fine condition, not price clipped. Above his signature, dated as ‘Dec 2005’ on the upper flyleaf, Cunliffe has made a note concerning page 295. He has also starred the… Read more…
#8009

£75.00

A Christmas Garland

Max Beerbohm, Constance Irving, John Cunliffe
1912
From John Cunliffe’s library but originally from Constance Irving’s collection, a third impression bound in blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Embossed symbol to lower right of lower board. In good condition with fading and bumping to spine and white circular mark to lower board [pictured]. Dusting to top edge. Cun… Read more…
#8008

£60.00

Truth is a Naked Lady

Jack Beeching [Signed], John Cunliffe
1957
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, signed and numbered limited edition of Beeching’s ‘Truth is a Naked Lady’. Bound in yellow paper held with staples in fine condition with slight discolouration to spine and front cover. Number 156 of 200 copies. Author’s signature located opposite the last page of text on the limitation page. Cunliffe’s ownershi… Read more…
#8006

£60.00

Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dicksons, John Cunliffe [Signed]
1865
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, bound in textured brown cloth binding in very good condition with bumping to top and bottom of spine and discolouration and faded gilt lettering to spine. A few marks to boards and dusting to top edge. Black and white line frontispiece illustration by Marcus Stone. 40 additional Marcus Stone plates present. Half… Read more…
#8005

£60.00

Jumping Joan

C. H. B. Kitchin, Ronald Searle [Illustrator], John Cunliffe [Signed]
1954
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, a first edition in red cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition with patches of discolouration to spine and slight bumping. Dusting to top edge. Dust jacket in good condition with chips to to spine and large closed tear to tail of spine. Not price clipped. Perhaps the most n… Read more…
#8004

£60.00

Selected Poems of R

Richard Watson Dixon [Signed]
1909
A signed first edition bound in cyan publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering and border to front board and spine in very good condition with slight bumping and discolouration to spine. Browning to end papers. Author’s image frontispiece with protective tracing paper tipped in. Signature found below image. A four page hand-written letter on blue paper… Read more…
#8016

£150.00

Atonement

Ian McEwan [Signed]
2001
Signed first edition of McEwans modern classic atonement bound in black publisher’s cloth in fine condition. Dusk jacket in similarly fine condition. The book is encased in the original sellers plastic covering from when it was signed and first sold by Manchester Waterstones. Absolutely fine. Shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize. Read more…
#7991

£175.00

Our Game SIGNED

John le Carré
1995
Signed second impression of the first edition in quarter burgundy cloth over grey textured paper in fine condition with gilt lettering to spine. Tiny brown spots on top edge. Maps decorating upper and lower end papers. Dust jacket in fine condition, not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Silk burgundy bookmark. Read more…
#7990

£140.00

The Green Knight

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1993
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight wrinkling to the bottom of spine and tiny brown spots to top edge. Gilt lettering spine and green top edge stain. Dust jacket is fine condition, not price clipped. Author’s signature in blue ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…
#7989

£85.00

The Message To The Planet

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1989
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine, tiny brown spots to top edge and the tops corner of both pastedowns. Dust jacket in near fine condition with minor bumping to top and bottom of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Pengui… Read more…
#7987

£70.00

Jackson’s Dilemma

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1995
Signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top of spine and tiny brown spots along the top edge. Gilt lettering to spine. Dust Jacket in near fine condition with minor rubbing to top of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…
#7986

£75.00

Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming

Anthony Stevens [Signed], John Cunliffe [Signed]
1995
From John Cunliffe’s library a signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in fine condition. Dust jacket in near fine condition with slight rubbing to top of spine. Signature by the author and Cunliffe to upper pastdown. Black and white illustration on page 40. Cunliffe is best remembered as… Read more…
#7966

£55.00

Tess of The D’urbervilles: A Pure Woman (with map of Wessex)

Thomas Hardy, John A. Cunliffe
1906
From John Cunliffe’s library a first pocket edition of Hardy’s masterpiece; Tess of The D’urbervilles, in burgundy cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to upper board and spine as well as blind stamp decoration to upper board. Gilt top edge. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to corners, fading to spine and some markings to… Read more…
#7965

£75.00

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo]

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero [Translater]
1993
First English edition translated from Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, soft bound with a colour illustration to front cover in near fine condition with slight creasing to spine. Black and white illustration opposite first page of text. Saramago is thought to be Portugal's most influential living novelist. Read more…
#7964

£350.00

The Listing Attic and The Unstrung Harp: Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel

Edward Gorey
1974
Two works by the celebrated artist combined in a bright yellow paperback. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Gorey’s iconic black and white line drawing illustrations throughout. Read more…
#7963

£65.00

Explanatory and Additional Articles to The Treaty concluded at The Hague, May 4, 1918, Between His Majesty and

1982
Disbound treaty between George V, King of England and William III, King of the Netherlands to prevent the trafficking of slaves. Paper folio in near fine condition running to 6 pages, 2 unnumbered. Britannia water mark with vertical chain lines to cover page. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Majesty’s Command in 1823 and signed at Brux… Read more…
#7955

£125.00

Users Handbook: Commodore pet computer

Users Handbook from the collection of William ‘Jack’ Robinson, a mathematician who worked in the University of Bradford Computing Laboratory in the 1960s and afterwards. Bound by two pieces of blue card and a plastic detachable spine holding pages in place. Binding in good condition with a few chips to front cover and some markings to back cover. T… Read more…
#7958

£95.00

Pocket Poets [ANNOTATIONS BY AUTHOR]

Laurie Lee
1965
Laurie Lee’s copy of his book. Bound in card decorated with a green design in very good condition with bumping to spine and two loose pages [17/18 and 37/38]. Pencil inscription of ownership by the author to upper flyleaf. Two small pages of notes by the author laid in between front end papers. Notes seemingly depicting alterations the author wishe… Read more…
#7954

£195.00

ORDER OF BATTLE - Ordre de Bataille de L’armee de Monseigneur Le Prince de Conde. En 1792

Louis Joseph, Prince de Conde
1792
Order of Battle from 1792 of the Prince of Conde’s emigre army which was dedicated to over-throwing the French revolutionary government and restoring Louis XVI and the Bourbon monarchy. A single sheet of water-marked chain-lined paper (42x33 cm) bearing a diagrammatic hand-drawn, pen and ink outline of the disposition of the forces of the Prince of… Read more…
#7946

£550.00

SATIRICAL MANUSCRIPT Ad Clerum DON’T: Lessons of Experience from St Matthews Westminster

Rev. John Bonham Croft
c1900
Wonderfully silly, satirical guide to the clergy on how NOT to preach, kneel, bless (and most other clerical activities) written by the priest-organist of a leading London church. Croft has used a small quarto-sized exercise book bound in quarter black roan over marbled boards with his manuscript title label and name to the upper cover. Slightly di… Read more…
#7945

£1250.00

IRISH COLLEGE MANUSCRIPT Pars Secunda Physicae

Patrick Mortimore - Patricio Mortimorer [Isaac Newton]
1772
A document of the Irish diaspora: a physics manuscript, with strong Newtonian content, written by an Irishman obliged to attend university - the Irish College - in France in the 1770s. Bound in dyed Irish green vellum with the remnants of an inscription in black ink to the upper cover and an old spine label. Splitting along outer hinges does not af… Read more…
#7621

£1850.00

Wilfred’s Travels [ALASDAIR GRAY’S COPY]

Jeff Holmes, Alasdair Gray
2012
Bound by pictorial laminated boards in fine condition. Biography of Wilfred Holmes by his son Jeff Holmes with a foreword by Alasdair Gray, including diary entries by Wilfred Holmes. Black and white images throughout. This copy came from Gray’s library. Read more…
#7938

£95.00

Einstein Spaces (Prostranstva Einshteina)

A. Z. Petrov, R. F. Kelleher [TRANSLATOR]
1969
First English edition in black buckram publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine in near fine condition with very slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in very good condition with small tear to top of spine and wrinkling to spine and front cover. A translation of the 1961 Russian first edition containing additional amendment… Read more…
#7935

£95.00

Rochdale Past and Present: A History and Guide

William Rochdale
1876
Presentation copy in red cloth publisher’s binding with black embossed border and gilt embossed illustration to front board. Gilt lettering to spine. Blue first end papers with pictorial advertisements. Binding in good condition with bumping to spine and corners as well as areas of discolouration to lower board. Splitting of inner hinge between upp… Read more…
#7934

£85.00