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A Plot or No Plot, A Comedy, As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane [Restoration Play Quarto]

John Dennis
1697
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [8] pp79, collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label with gilt lettering, last quarter of the… Read more…
#4734

£275.00

Theodosius: or The Force of Love, A Tragedy

Nathaniel Lee
1705
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [4] pp1-52 and 55-62 [2]. The imprint has been torn off the title page but this copy appears to be ESTC Citation number R22736, printed for R Bentley and S Magnes, 1684, lacking lea… Read more…
#4740

£175.00

Sir Antony Love; or The Rambling Lady: : a comedy, as it is acted at the Theatre-Royal by Their Majesties servants [Restoration Play Quarto]

Thomas Southerne
1691
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. pp1-8 and 17-76 [4], no title page and gathering C is lacking. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket o… Read more…
#4742

£100.00

An Act at Oxford

Thomas Baker
1704
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [14], pp58. Incomplete, half title lacking and final 2 leaves replaced by an 19th century pen facsimile. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label… Read more…
#4744

£275.00

The Artful Husband

William Taverner
1718
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [8] pp69 [3], collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue, p32 misnumbered 30. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last… Read more…
#4745

£275.00

The Loyal Subject

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
1717
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. pp75 [1], collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder… Read more…
#4746

£275.00

The Chances, A Comedy As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal [Restoration Play Quarto]

The Duke of Buckingham, George Villiers, J Fletcher
1705
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin.[4], pp55, [1]. An adaptation of the play by J Fletcher. Collated and complete. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th… Read more…
#4747

£225.00

Bury-Fair

Thomas Shadwell
1689
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. Collated, lacking 3 leaves (A1-3) including the title page. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's… Read more…
#4749

£100.00

A Wife for a Month

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
1717
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. pp61 [3] adverts. Collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 1… Read more…
#4750

£250.00

The Tender Husband; or The Accomplish'd Fools

Richard Steele
1705
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. [10] pp62, collated, no half title or advert leaf. Bound in half vellum over marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Connoll… Read more…
#4751

£225.00

The Island Princess

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher
1717
A Restoration era play quarto from a collection compiled by the financier and book collector, Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778-1859) and rebound by 'T Connolly' of Dublin. pp64, collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century,… Read more…
#4753

£225.00

Alexander Technique Letters of Shamsi Davis

Shamsi - Ashraf Davis [Colin Davis] Dorothea Magonet; Peter Shellard
1993
Documents from the estate of the conductor Sir Colin Davis relating to his wife's role as an Alexander Technique tutor at the Royal Academy of Music. Lady Davis is appointed to her post in the first letter from 1993 written by Dorothea Magonet and in the second Peter Shellard allocates her payments to the Alexander Technique Fund. Most interesting… Read more…
#4757

£65.00

The Theory & Practice of Creole Grammar

J J Thomas
1938
viii, pp 134. Scarce New Orleans reprint of Thomas' rare 1869 first edition of this study of what it describes as 'Creole "Patois" or "gombo French"' misleadingly dated 1869 on the title page, reproducing the original imprint from Port of Spain. Bound in publisher's pebbled black cloth with gilt title panel to upper cover, ownership inscription of… Read more…
#4758

£125.00

Dinner with Winston Churchill's Bag Carrier (Parliamentary Private Secretary) Frederick Whyte

Frederick Whyte; A F Giles
1910
Three inscribed supper menus for Winston Churchill's Parliamentary Private Secretary, Frederick Whyte, MP for Perth from 1910-1918, later the first President of the Central Legislative Assembly of British India. From the estate of Whyte's friend A F Giles (and Edinburgh University contemporary) the first menu is the most lavish, being held at the C… Read more…
#4759

£75.00

Miniature Almanack for 1844

Thomas Goode
1833
(2.5x4cm) [pp] 48. Miniature almanac bound in midnight blue printed wrappers, illustrated throughout with minute engravings of Canton, Boston etc; all edges gilt. Very good condition. A charming and scarce survival. Worldcat locates no copy in any British library; two in the USA. Read more…
#4770

£75.00

A Free Address to Protestant Dissenters, on the Subject of the Lord's Supper

Joseph Priestley
1768
pp 64 [2] adverts. Priestley pamphlet including the final advertisement leaf which promises still further publications by this prolific writer to include his Chart of Biography. Small Dutch institutional ink-stamp to verso of title page, browning to margins of title page. Bound in what may be the original blue-green paper wrappers, professionally r… Read more…
#4771

£145.00

Facade (Revived) [Full Score]

William Walton [Colin Davis, Kathy Berberian, Richard Baker]
1977
Colin Davis' lightly annotated conductor's score of the 'revived' version of William Walton's mini-masterpiece Façade with the conductor's initials in pencil to the upper cover. Large folio in green card wrappers of this new work created by the composer for his 75th birthday - using unpublished numbers from the original work. The title is written i… Read more…
#4775

£150.00

Theses Physicae de Vacuo

Isaac Gautier [Ezechiel Gallatin]
1730
pp 12 Early eighteenth century study of the vacuum published with the approval of Ezechiel Gallatin at the University of Geneva. Original marbled wrappers, stained affecting most leaves to some extent; leaves foxed and discoloured. Not a beautiful thing but Worldcat locates two institutional copies only, both in Switzerland. Read more…
#4776

£200.00

Methode Curative de La Disenterie

N/A
1771
pp 18 A curative response to the outbreak of dysentery in Berne in the 1760s with a suggestion for a drug regimen and 'Regime de vie des malades'. Printed papers wrappers with marbled paper reinforcement to the spine, nicked and torn edges to the first and several other leaves without loss. The text concludes with a series of recipes for drugs of '… Read more…
#4777

£175.00

"Made in Munich" [signed exhibition catalogue]

Eduardo Paolozzi
1989
Signed catalogue for a Paolozzi exhibition staged at the Akademie Galerie, Munich. A colour photograph adorns the cover of the shiny printed portfolio which contains a loose concertina fold of half-tone black and white reproductions of Paolozzi and his work together with a short printed text. Paolozzi has signed the verso of the front cover in penc… Read more…
#4778

£75.00

Eduardo Paolozzi's Visiting Card & Private View Invitation - Signed

Eduardo Paolozzi
1950
Paolozzi's visiting card from the 1950s, annotated and presented by the artist: 'For David, Dec 1991' with 'Ex Libris' written by the artist above his printed name. The card which is 65x90mm has been mounted on a sheet of paper on which was written 'To John from Malcolm May 1950', still visible on the verso. The card is slightly soiled and has been… Read more…
#4779

£95.00

An Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of Mrs Eliza Bradley

Eliza Bradley
1823
[frontis] pp 108 Almost certainly spurious account of the 'shipwreck and sufferings' of Mrs Eliza Bradley, supposedly autobiographical, but borrowed in large part from Captain James Riley's 1816 account of his capture and exploits on the 'coast of Barbary'. The second Boston edition of 1823 bound in quarter roan over marbled paper covered wooden bo… Read more…
#4790

£120.00

Rujssa Ruze - Ruze Czech manuscript prayer book

Jan Kroff
1799
[4] pp 1-16, 21-120 Late eighteenth century Czech manuscript collection of morning prayers written in a variety of coloured inks by Jan Kroff. Bound in contemporary diced calf over thin wooden boards, some cracking to boards. Central blind-tooled central bust, probably St Jan Nepomuk, to both covers surrounded by elaborate blind decoration, some lo… Read more…
#4792

£300.00

Essay on Satirical Entertainments To which is Added Stevens's new Lecture upon Heads

George Alexander Stevens
1772
viii, pp88 [4] adverts. A humorous essay on drama followed by Stevens' Lecture upon Heads bound in contemporary quarter roan, chipped and worn to spine, over faded marbled boards. This the issue with a half title, first owner's signature 'Wm White Jun.r 1772' to the half title. Engraved vignette to the title page, lightly foxed and old stab sewing… Read more…
#4805

£120.00

Tender Precautions; or the Romance of Marriage

Thomas James Serle
1851
pp 28 Serle's play about marriage inscribed by the author on the title page to his wife 'Cecilia Serle from her affectionate husband T.J.S.' Bound in half red morocco over marble boards; lightly rubbed. Serle was an actor and playwright who married Cecilia Novello, the sister of the Shakespeare scholar Mary Cowden Clarke who had happy memories of S… Read more…
#4810

£60.00