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The Meaning of Life [signed]

Alfred J Ayer - Freddie [Anthony Quinton]
1988
pp 33 [1] Freddie Ayer's 1988 lecture inscribed to his intimate friend and fellow Oxford philosopher Anthony Quinton on the upper card wrapper: 'To Tony from Freddie'. In his autobiography, Ayer records that Quinton supported him in his election to the Wykeham Professorship, and became his closest friend. Ayer's 1988 lecture was published in this o… Read more…
#4816

£75.00

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the Use of The Church of England

[owned by] J Henry H V Lane of Kings Bromley
1905
A large quarto Book of Common Prayer custom bound for the Lane family of Kings Bromley Hall near Lichfield in crimson pebbled morocco with gilt lettering on the front board: 'Kings Bromley Manor - Lichfield'. John H V Lane's bookplate appears on the front pastedown. After Lane's death the estate quickly fell victim to the death duties that did for… Read more…
#4824

£60.00

Chapter M: Documents dealing with the Political Status of Various Territories

[Kenneth Robinson]
1948
A large card folder of about 100 typescript pages consisting of copies of 31 British Government and other documents (dating from 1684-1948) dealing with the political status of various British Territories, and of linking text. This seems to be a working draft for one chapter of a publication as it contains many annotations, crossings out, and indic… Read more…
#4848

£55.00

Nugae Rythmicae Magnisclopianae ad Majorem Nostrorum Hilaritatem

Robert Craig MacLagan
1901
pp 178 Near fine in green cloth with gilt titles, all edges gilt, brown coated end papers. The boards are rubbed to the edges and spine; hinge just starting to crack. The text is crisp and fresh. Inscribed "Gracie Critchley from RCM January 1902" with added poem. Read more…
#4852

£70.00

The History of the White Cat

Madame D'Aulnoy, Thomas Richardson
1833
[Coloured Frontispiece] pp 12 A scarce Thomas Richardson juvenile imprint from Derby which dates from the 1830s and displays a hand coloured frontispiece. Bound in worn and torn printed wrappers which are chipped but largely complete, the text is good with a bright frontispiece showing two vignettes from the story which is based on a French origina… Read more…
#4859

£60.00

The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq..

Henry Fielding [Edward Lascelles, Earl of Harewood]
1771
[Vols I, II, V, VIII] Four volumes from an incomplete set of Henry Fielding's work, being the new edition of 1771, owned and bearing the bookplates of Edward Lascelles, first Earl of Harewood. Bound in a very handsome tree calf with neo-classical decoration to the boards and sun-bursts to the spine with red moroccos labels, the leather is now crack… Read more…
#4873

£75.00

Conciones Adventuales, Quarum Pars Prima Agit De Peccatis Alienis, Secunda de Captivitate Petri [with] Sermones de Carcere Purgatorii

Leon Maes; Leone a S. Laurentio; Leon de St Laurent
1735
The Carmelite Leon Maes on the sin and the captivity of Saint Peter in an attractive speckled calf contemporary binding with speckled edges and wear to the head of the spine. The text is very clean with an old ownership signature on the title page. Read more…
#4879

£60.00

The Coming of the Kings: A Christmas play in one act by Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes [Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes]
1972
The Coming of the Kings: A Christmas play in one act by Ted Hughes. The Dramatic Publishing Company, Chicago, 1972. Note in Frieda Hughes' hand on scrap of paper laid in "Hughes-play-1972, The Coming of the Kings". Near fine in card wrappers, a little soiling to front cover. Provenance: from the sale by Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and T… Read more…
#4933

£65.00

The Magic Apple Tree: Poems by Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein, [Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes]
1971
The Magic Apple Tree: Poems by Elaine Feinstein. Hutchinson Co Ltd, London, 1971. Note in Frieda Hughes' hand on scrap of paper laid in "FEINSTEIN 1971 1st Ed PB Hutchinson. The Magic Apple Tree". Very good, dusty and browning to edges, in a very good, glossy photographic dust jacket, a little wrinkled with watermarking to verso, short tear to fron… Read more…
#4935

£65.00

The Magic Apple Tree: Poems by Elaine Feinstein [Uncorrected Proof Copy]

Elaine Feinstein, [Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes]
1971
The Magic Apple Tree by Elaine Feinstein. Uncorrected proof copy, Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, Provisional date 19th April 1971. Note in Frieda Hughes' hand on scrap of paper laid in "Feinstein 1971. The Magic Apple Tree. Uncorrected proof". Very good in card wrappers, staining to foot of front cover and a few pages. Feinstein was a close friend of… Read more…
#4936

£60.00

The Western Australian Theatre Company in Barry Kyle's Sylvia Plath: a dramatic portrait

Barry Kyle, Sylvia Plath, [Ted Hughes, Frieda Hughes]
1975
Belonging to Ted Hughes' and Sylvia Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes, inherited from her father: A souvenir programme of The Western Australian Theatre Company in Barry Kyle's Sylvia Plath: a dramatic portrait. Directed by David Addenbrooke. The Upstairs Theatre (Above Hayman Theatre) September-October 1975. Very good in lightly rubbed and creased b… Read more…
#4939

£60.00

Critical Quarterly, Vol 13, No 2, Summer 1971

Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, [Frieda Hughes]
1971
Belonging to Ted Hughes' and Sylvia Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes, presumably inherited from her father: Critical Quarterly, Vol 13, No 2, Summer 1971. Pages 165-172 Sylvia Plath's 'Crossing the Water': Some Reflections by Ted Hughes. Note in Frieda Hughes' hand on scrap of paper laid in "Plath - 1971. Critical Quarterly Vol 13/No 2: Plath's 'cro… Read more…
#4944

£65.00

Critical Quarterly, Vol 10, No 3, Autumn 1968

Sylvia Plath, [Ted Hughes, Frieda Hughes]
1968
Belonging to Ted Hughes' and Sylvia Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes: Critical Quarterly, Vol 10, No 3, Autumn 1968. Featuring (on pages 213-214) two poems by Sylvia Plath taken from Plath's radio play 'Three Women'. Note in Frieda Hughes' hand on scrap of paper laid in "Plath - 1968 Critical Quarterly Vol 10/No 3. 2 poems by Plath". Leaflet laid in… Read more…
#4945

£65.00

Order of Service: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ted Hughes, OM, OBE 1930 - 1998, Poet Laureate

Ted Hughes, [Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes]
1999
Order of Service: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ted Hughes, OM, OBE 1930 - 1998, Poet Laureate. Thursday 13 May 1999, Westminster Abbey belonging to Ted Hughes' daughter, Frieda Hughes. A fine copy. Provenance: from the sale by Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes of 'my personal family items' at Bonhams, London… Read more…
#4949

£55.00

Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Babi Yar and other poems read in Russian by the author and in English by Alan Bates

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Alan Bates, [Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Frieda Hughes]
1966
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Babi Yar and other poems read in Russian by the author and in English by Alan Bates. LP Caedmon TC 1153, New York. Viny:l near fine, dusty with a couple of scratches. Sleeve: very good, rubbed to edges and lightly marked. Provenance: from the sale by Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes of 'my personal family… Read more…
#4955

£55.00

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [Shakespeare and Co Book Label]

James Joyce
1928
[6] pp 7-288 An early reprint of Joyce's first great novel with interesting associations. The sixth impression 1928 in black boards; Good overall, wear to the corners and some loss to the spine although more than half is present, internally near fine. Ownership inscription of Adele Jacob Smith, Paris 1930 who has annotated a definition of beauty an… Read more…
#4971

£70.00

Memorials of Calverley Parish Church and its Forty-One Vicars

Henry Stapleton
1886
[8] pp 9- 313 An unusual Leeds imprint, limited edition number 54 of 100 copies, bound in vellum with bevelled edges, gilt decoration and spine lettering, top edge gilt, thick paper pages, illustrated with 30 black and white plates. Near very good, the vellum is rubbed, soiled and nicked to the head of the spine, some spotting to the uncut page edg… Read more…
#4973

£60.00

The Marchman [author's typescript, proofreader's marked set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
1997
[ff] 3 ff 370. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'The Marchman', the 16th century story of John Maxwell, Warden of the West March of the Borderland between Scotland and England. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Marchman- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial corrections throughout. The typescript is bound in a home… Read more…
#4984

£125.00

Honours Even [author's typescript, proofreader's marked set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
1995
[ff]2 ff 385 [ff]1. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'Honours Even', the story of Scotland's brave stand against Oliver Comwell. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Honours Even- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial corrections throughout. The typescript is bound in a homemade white card cover sheet, hole punched an… Read more…
#4985

£125.00

Highness in Hiding [author's typescript, and dust jacket proof]

Nigel Tranter
1995
[ff] 1 ff 310. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'Highness in Hiding', the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's extraordinary six months as a fugitive in the Highlands of Scotland after his disastrous battle at Culloden. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Highness in Hiding- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial correcti… Read more…
#4986

£85.00

High Kings and Vikings [author's typescript, author's marked proof set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
1998
[ff] 4 ff 347. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'High Kings and Vikings', the story of Cormac Mac Farquhar, Thane of Glamis, set in the 10th century, turbulent years of Viking raids and ineffectual Scots Kings. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-High Kings and Vikings- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial correctio… Read more…
#4987

£135.00

A Flame for the Fire [author's proof set, three dust jacket proofs and letter]

Nigel Tranter
1998
[ff] 6 ff 326. Full length author's proof set of Tranter's novel 'A Flame for the Fire', the 16th century story of David, Master of Kennedy, loyal supporter of James IV of Scotland. Minor authorial corrections throughout, and checked by Kate Lyall Grant of publishers Hodder and Stoughton. Accompanied by three different printed proofs of the dust ja… Read more…
#4988

£75.00

A Traveller's Guide to the Scotland of Robert The Bruce [author's typescript and manuscript research material]

Nigel Tranter
1985
ff75 Manuscript research material and author's typescript by Nigel Tranter for his Traveller's Guide to Mediaeval Scotland at the time of King Robert the Bruce (1274-1329). A manilla envelope contains 13 manuscript pages which consist of original writing on the burghs of Scotland, lists of the principal historical characters, possible photography s… Read more…
#4989

£125.00

Passion and Society

Denis De Rougemont, [translated by] Montgomery Belgion
1940
pp 335 By Swiss author Denis De Rougemont, first published in Paris in 1939. Very good in red cloth, in a very good yellow dust jacket, tanned to spine and chipped to the edges and spine ends. Elaborate gift inscription in both German and English to front free end paper. Read more…
#4996

£55.00

Le P

Aloys Pottier
1927
Three volumes in smart bindings of green cloth with gilt spine lettering. The books are near fine, a little fading to the spines and browned paper stock, but the bindings are tight, the pages crisp, no inscriptions. A splendid set. Extra shipping charges may apply for overseas orders. Read more…
#4998

£70.00