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Working Conditions of Early Continental Printers with special reference to the printing office of Christopher Plantin

Philip J Turner
1953
[vi] pp120 [photographs] Large Folio. A thesis on Antwerp printer and publisher Christopher Plantin (1520-1589) submitted for examination at Leeds College of Technology in 1953. Bound in Buckram with brown spine lettering, yellow top edge and attractive 'mid-century' patterned end papers. Printed title page and photographic reproduction of a portra… Read more…
#4585

£90.00

FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) Centenary at Campobello

1982
A programme of events to celebrate the centenary of Franklin D Roosevelt, held at Campobello, New Brunswick, which was the President's summer retreat. Bound in white card wrappers blind stamped with an attractive sailing ship design flanked by a star and a maple leaf signifying the close links between Canada and the USA. The programme is nicely ill… Read more…
#4587

£65.00

A Commentary on the Book of Psalms

George Horne
1778
Two volumes [lxxiii] [1 advert] pp 453 and pp548 [1]. George Horne's Commentary on the Psalms from 1778, bound in contemporary calf, with attractive gilt spine decoration. Very good, the leather is cracked along the spine, rubbed and worn especially to spine ends and corners, binding is sound, pages crisp and clean, Victorian ownership signature of… Read more…
#4595

£60.00

Labyrinthus Cantuariensis: or Doctor Lawd's Labyrinth

Thomas Carwell
1658
[10] pp 415 [17] folio. A scarce Paris imprint of 1658 found in a remnant of the 17th century binding of sheep's leather. The text is collated and complete as per the estc with title page, author's preface to the reader, concluding with index, penultimate errata leaf and final leaf blank. Unmarked by library stamps, ownership of J Smith to title pa… Read more…
#4605

£155.00

Verses and Translations 1863-1874 by R J B

Robert John Beadon
1909
A folder of typescript translations of Euripides and Sophocles, and poems by Robert John Beadon, b.1844, who was a published author and colonial administrator. The covers are creased and chipped to the edges but the text is near fine. Inscribed "Minnie Pridham from R.J.B. June 1909", occasional annotations and additional manuscript verses of a poem… Read more…
#4616

£70.00

Fourteen Engraved Musical Imprints of Walzes by Johann Strauss, Joseph Lanner and L Chledowski, with finely engraved title pages

Johann Strauss, Joseph Lanner, L Chledowski
1850
A collection of 14 engraved musical imprints in landscape format, bound in half polished calf over marbled boards, fine gilt tooling to the spine featuring lyres within a floral design, marbled edges and end papers. 12 of the titles are waltzes by Johann Strauss such as Elizabethan Walzer, Wiener-Gemuths Walzer, Gibellinen-Galopp, and Das Leben en… Read more…
#4620

£90.00

Guzman, Go Home and other stories (inscribed to Ted Hughes)

Alan Sillitoe, [Ted Hughes]
1968
pp169 Alan Sillitoe's short story collection inscribed by the author to English poet Ted Hughes, "For Ted from Alan", to front free end paper. The book is very good in clean brown cloth, text block edges dusty, clean and crisp pages in a tight binding; in a very good dust jacket, nicked and creased to spine ends and corners, not price clipped. Prov… Read more…
#4623

£275.00

The Craft of the Potter, A Practical Guide to Making Pottery

Michael Casson
1977
pp128 A practical, well illustrated guide to making pottery published following a BBC television series. Near fine in glossy photographic wrappers, sunned spine and one corner creased but overall very fresh and clean. Blind stamp to title page of British potter Harry Horlock Stringer, with tipped in Christmas card inscribed by the author "Happy Chr… Read more…
#4640

£55.00

Exercises at the Ceremony of Unveiling The Statue of John Marshall, May 10, 1884

William Henry Waite
1884
pp 94 [frontispiece] An account of the unveiling of the statue to the American Founding Father and fourth Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall. Publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt to upper cover, rubbing to boards. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard of the statue by William Wetmore Story which depicts Marshall wearing… Read more…
#4642

£65.00

My New Picture Book

1860
pp35 A delightful Victorian children's picture book, the linen backed pages are fully illustrated in colour with charming characters and interesting period details such as Brunel's SS Great Eastern which was launched in 1858. The topics covered include birds, nursery songs, wild and tame animals, the way we travel, Robinson Crusoe and Punch and Jud… Read more…
#4643

£90.00

Notes on the Beaver Pedigree collected by Arthur Hill, Cadnam, Hants 1913

Arthur Hill, Frederick Tyssen Mackinley Beaver
1913
Unpublished manuscript. A large notebook containing a very well researched history of the Beaver family compiled by Arthur Hill of Cadnam, Hampshire; some information was supplied by Colonel Frederick Tyssen Mackinley Beaver born in 1852. Very good in rubbed marbled boards with red leather spine, worn to ends, marbled end papers, a firm binding, 42… Read more…
#4646

£65.00

Ord Family Commonplace Book

William Ord, H M Ord
1875
A 19th century commonplace book by members of the Ord family. The unpublished manuscript covers over half of the book; numbered pages 1-47 are written by one neat hand in German, a further 60 pages of the notebook are completed in English by several different authors. This includes sections on homeopathy, the beauty of women and the language of the… Read more…
#4647

£100.00

Inside Story by Peter Ransley

Peter Ransley
1986
A rehearsal script for episode two of the Anglian Television drama series 'Inside Story' in which Lord Wilson of Rievaulx played himself appearing at an awards dinner, although the script reveals that the part was originally written for Prince Charles. Near fine, 117 sheets of pink paper, printed on one side only, some annotations in ink to Harold… Read more…
#4648

£150.00

Minutes of the Meetings of the Tottenham Waste Land Committee 1887-1900

1887
150pp Ledger of minutes of meetings dealing with tenancies and land use in North London, including footpaths, rivers and waterways, railway applications (development of the 'Metropolitan Outer Circle Railway'). Many letters to the committee are transcribed. In embossed leather covers, smart marbled edges and end papers, index tabs. Good plus, leath… Read more…
#4649

£75.00

A Study in Public Finance (Harold Wilson's student copy)

A C Pigou
1929
Jesus College Prize, bound with the college crest in gilt to the upper cover. Very good in green cloth, spine sunned, edges browned, bookseller's ticket of 'Parker & Son, Oxford'. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wils… Read more…
#4655

£60.00

Principles of Political Economy with some of their applications to social philosophy (Harold Wilson's student copy)

John Stuart Mill
1936
Jesus College Prize, bound with the college crest in gilt to the upper cover. Edited with an introduction by Sir W J Ashley. Very good in blue cloth which has a short tear to the head of the spine, otherwise the covers are fresh, edges lightly soiled. There is a marginal mark on page 561 which highlights a passage concerning the excess of supply of… Read more…
#4656

£85.00

The Common Sense of Political Economy, Volumes I and II (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

Philip H Wicksteed
1934
Volume One February1935 and Volume Two 1934. Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Books, embossed in gilt for Harold Wilson with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Ox… Read more…
#4657

£68.00

The Plays of John Galsworthy (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

John Galsworthy
1935
Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Book, embossed in gilt with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Oxford. Hardcovers, green cloth, very good, the covers are clean w… Read more…
#4661

£55.00

England 1870-1914 (The Oxford History of England) (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

RCK Ensor
1936
Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Book, embossed in gilt with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Oxford. Hardcovers, blue cloth, good plus, cloth rubbed to edges a… Read more…
#4663

£60.00

Great Britain from Adam Smith to the Present Day: An Economic and Social Survey (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

C R Fay
1935
A new impression of the Third Edition from December 1935. Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Book, embossed in gilt with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Oxford.… Read more…
#4669

£90.00

The Best of Hazlitt (Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy)

William Hazlitt, P P Howe [compiled by]
1932
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy neatly signed 'H Wilson VI MOD' to front free end paper; occasional marginal marks in pencil. Near fine in tan cloth with black titles, edges lightly spotted but the pages are crisp and clean in a firm binding. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his w… Read more…
#4670

£90.00

Phaeton and Other Stories from Ovid (Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy)

Ovid, G M Edwards [edited by]
1932
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy neatly signed 'H Wilson 6' to front free end paper; extensive pencil annotations throughout the text. Near fine in tan cloth with black titles, the pages are crisp in a firm binding and clean apart from black marks on page 31. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold… Read more…
#4671

£85.00

Titi Livi Ab Urbe Condita Liber II 1-40 (Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy)

Livy, C W Baty [edited by]
1933
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy neatly signed 'H Wilson 6' to front free end paper; occasional pencil markings. Very good in pale blue cloth with black titles, slight spine lean, spine sunned and rubbed to the edges, the pages are crisp and clean. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and… Read more…
#4672

£70.00

Voltaire's The Age of Louis XIV

Voltaire, [translated by] Martyn P Pollack
1934
In very good condition in red cloth, spine darkened, minor signs of handling, the edition is undated. Neat ownership inscription to ffep of J Harold Wilson, March 1934. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wilson kept the… Read more…
#4678

£68.00

Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln 1832-1865

Abraham Lincoln
1910
In very good condition in brown cloth, hinge just starting to crack. Probably Wilson's father's copy, later inherited; some pencil markings to the margins, laid in newspaper article concerning the health of the Dean of Durham, Dr C A Alington. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who… Read more…
#4682

£90.00