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Papers read at the Royal Institute of British Architects

Mackenzie E C Walcott, Reverend Whewell, William Lightly etc
pp 282 Twenty papers read at the Royal Institute of British Architects 862-1863 season, formerly owned by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society. The book is bound in handsome pebble green cloth with the Institute's crest in gilt on the front board and is in very good condition with a little wear at the head of the spine. (The binder's ticket of Bone… Read more…


The Log of the Water Lily (Thames Gig) During Two Cruises, in the Summers of 1851-2 on the Rhine, Neckar..

Robert Blachford Mansfield
Third edition of Robert Blachford Mansfield's The Log of the Water Lily, 'Revised and Enlarged'. It's an account of 'the first English rowing-boat that was taken on an excursion to the Continent', bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, rubbed with some wear at the top of the spine. Minor staining to endpapers. Entertaining steel engra… Read more…


Confessions of a Horse Dealer

Frederick Taylor "Ballinasloe"
pp 300 An 1861 edition of Frank Taylor's Confessions including chapters on rogues and fools, the great horse auction swindle and other such horse gossip. Bound in the original green cloth which is slit along the lower hinge; original yellow coated endpapers and some browning to paper stock. Probably a surreptitious edition. Read more…


University of Cambridge [Charles] Darwin Commemoration June 22-24, 1909

J W Clark, A C Seward
[4] The official four page 'Programme' sent to delegates attending the Darwin commemoration held in Cambridge between 22 and 24 June, 1909 when the University hosted scientists, scholars and public figures from 167 different countries to celebrate the centenary of Charles Darwin's birth and the ?ftieth anniversary of the publication of On the Origi… Read more…


Golden Fruit in Silver Baskets

Harriet Beecher Stowe
xx, pp 5-144 A collection extracted from the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Bound in red textured paper over boards with gilt decoration, all edges gilt, soiled binding and frayed to the corners; yellow endpapers, some fingermarks to early pages. A scarce title - one copy located on Worldcat at Cambridge only. Read more…


The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York

Daniel Defoe
pp 268 [4] adverts. A Blackwood illustrated edition of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe from around 1880 with illustrations by Zwecker. Finger marks to preliminaries, otherwise very good in paper covered illustrated boards showing a very jaunty figure of Crusoe after the shipwreck. Read more…


The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell [with letters]

Elizabeth Robins Pennell [Butler Wood]
[2 Vols] The first trade edition of the life and letters of Joseph Pennell inscribed by his wife and biographer to the couple's mutual friend, the Bradford librarian, Butler Wood on the title page: 'Inscribed for Butler Wood, with many Memories and much Appreciation of the Friendship he always showed to Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell.… Read more…


St Anthony, Lenton, Minute Book of the Lay Council - Nottinghamshire

John Pollard, Rev'd Percy Smith, N H Pownall, Herbert Simpson, Thomas Stone, Samuel Woolley
ff 40 The octavo-sized minute book of the Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton, in Nottinghamshire from 1887 when the church was rebuilt to 1897. The book is bound in quarter green roan over textured paper covered boards and in its preamble sets out its role in 'unitedly' meeting 'together to consider matters of interest and efficiency in Church and… Read more…


Adele Margate; Charles Letts

Ladies' Year Book: 1921 [with diary entries]
pp 64; page/week. A young London mother's diary for 1921. Adele Margate's ownership signature appears on the first endpaper above the adverts: she has made around 150 short diary entries in the printed grid which allows one page per week. She reveals herself as a married woman living in the vicinity of Richmond in south west London. At least two of… Read more…


Shakespeare Country [Railway Poster]

British Railways - William Shakespeare
(102x64cm) A British Railways Poster of Stratford upon Avon which promises to take the visitor to 'Shakespeare Country' and showing the scene around Holy Trinity Church in the town, presumably an image from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Old folds and four small nibbles from the right hand side of the poster. Read more…


The Handy-Volume Shakespeare [13 volumes Works]

William Shakespeare
[13 Vols; 8x12cm) Bradbury and Agnew's 1870s pocket edition of Shakespeare in soft red morocco leather, all edges gilt, a little faded to spines but a very good set. The introduction to Volume I makes clear that this was an edition intended for the Shakespearian on the move: 'to form a handy readable series of Volumes, equally adapted for the Pocke… Read more…


An Humble Apology for Christian Orthodoxy

Patrick Delany
xvi pp 44 The first anonymous edition of Delany's Apology: a disbound pamphlet with '5' in ink on the title page and 'By Patrick Delany, Dean Down in Ireland' written above the imprint. Top corner of half title neatly cut, probably removing a former ownership inscription, otherwise a near fine copy on bright clean paper stock, small woodcut embelli… Read more…


Popery an Enemy to Scripture

James Serces
viii, pp 112 Serces' anti-Catholic polemic in its sole printing from 1737. Title page in red and black; a couple of holes close to the ink number '6' in the top corner which denotes its removal from a pamphlet collection. A substantial work by the Vicar of Appleby in Lincolnshire. Read more…


The Speeches of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, in the House of Commons, and in Westminster-Hall

Edmund Burke
[4 Vols] Edmund Burke's speeches in four volumes from 1816, contemporary worn quarter calf over pretty paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Some loss to backstrip of Vols I/IV. In an age of great oratory Burke is perhaps the only politician of his generation whose reputation has never waned. Read more…


Seedie's List of Fleet Air Arm Awards 1939-1969

pp 156 Seedie's List, 1939-1969, with dozens of cut obituaries and other ephemera relating to the recipients of the awards laid in together with an original photograph and a letter. Read more…


The Burnley Tune-Book, a New Manual of Hymn Tunes, Chants, Kyries, Glorias

pp 330 A very smart copy of the Burnley collection of hymn tunes, chants, kyries and glorias, with an introduction dated 1875 explaining that the book was published as a response to 'the rapid strides made by the people during the same period, in musical education and executive ability'. Textured cloth with decoration in black and gilt, black coate… Read more…


The Third Hour

Geoffrey Household
First edition in tan coloured boards, a very good copy with a little foxing to the endpapers in good pictorial jacket not price-clipped, split along hinges between both panels of the jacket, slight loss to the topof the spine. Household's first adult novel: 'a novel without a country'. Read more…


A Farewell to India

Edward Thompson
pp 288 Near fine first edition in near fine jacket of Thompson's full length novel of India. Not price clipped; bright jacket over black boards. Foxing to the book edges the only minor blemish. A very nice copy. Read more…


Those Thoughtful People

Edward Charles
Near fine first edition in good jacket designed by 'A.N.' Green cloth, light foxing to the first few pages; good illustrated jacket with striking design similar to some of the illustrations to the Ariel Poems of the same period. Chipping to top and bottom of spine of jacket, not price clipped. A first novel, scarce in jacket. Read more…


Green Grow the Rushes

Howard Clewes
Near fine first edition inscribed to Clewes' literary agent on the first endpaper: 'To Julia with love, as ever Howard. July '49'. A very clean copy in very good jacket, not price-clipped, rubbing to extremities, small loss at the head of the spine. An excellent copy acquired from a distinguished collection of modern firsts and detective fiction. Read more…


Sailor Comes Home

Howard Clewes
Very good first edition of Clewes' first novel set in Wales inscribed to the author's literary agent: 'To Julian from Howard 18.1.38' A very good copy in good jacket, not price-clipped, split along the hinge between front panel and spine. A pit-head design to the dustjacket by the artist Mortimer'. The book was acquired from a distinguished collect… Read more…


The One-Eyed Monster: A Novel about Television [with authorial letter]

Allan Prior
First edition; blue cloth, inscribed on the first blank to Tom Hutchinson: 'Tom, Yours Allan..76' Accompanied by a typed, signed letter to Hutchinson about the radio adaptation of the novel with Wilfred Pickles and referring to the picture of Prior on the back of the jacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. A very nice copy with an excellent associat… Read more…


Men of fine Parts

C K Jaeger
First edition, a near fine copy inscribed by the author on the title page with a nickname: 'For Bryan and Maud. With the Author's Love and Best Wishes always, June 25.52. Goodfern Mac" ' and signed on the title page: 'C K Jaeger'. A very nice copy, near fine, a little foxing to top edge of text block in a very good jacket, light staining to lower p… Read more…


The Plebeian's Progress

Frank Tilsley
First edition, black cloth, no ownership inscriptions, clean and complete, internally a very good copy, a few spots to the cloth. An uncommon novel about the young Frank Barclay and his misadventures as the consequences of economic misfortune close in on him. Read more…


The Fate of Derwentwater, a Play in Three Acts

Charles William Rothery
[frontispiece] [4] pp 36 [3 plates] Scarce play with a mountaineering frontispiece sketched by the author and lithographed by Day and Sons. The play is set in the aftermath of the Northumbrian Jacobite rebellion of 1715 in which Countess Derwentwater escaped, and saved her liberty and the family jewels by clambering up one of the clefts of Wallabar… Read more…