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Don Giovanni Dramma Giocoso in due Atti..

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[pp 14] [1p facsimile manuscript] pp 266. One volume only of Frey's full score engraved publication of Mozart's Don Giovanni. Half green morocco, leather heavily chipped to spine and most of spine label missing; list of subscribers bound out of sequence but complete with facsimile lithograph of a page of Mozart's manuscript following the title page… Read more…


Cage and Singing Birds: How to Catch, Keep, Breed, and Rear Them

H G Adams
vii [1] pp 148 [8] adverts. Uncommon early edition of this attractively produced volume. Upper board detached, otherwise good condition with all six pages of wood-engraved plates and frontispiece present, both covers illustrated; undated but bird cage adverts on lower board dated 1878 suggesting an imprint from the late 1870s. Read more…


The Ministry of Art [the dedication copy]

Ralph Adams Cram - Adeline Marie Russell, Duchess of Bedford
pp 246 The dedication copy, inscribed by the author to the printed dedicatee, Adeline Marie Russell on the dedication page: 'with the profound regards of the author R A Cram. 1914'. Bound in quarter cloth over paper covered boards, some rubbing and stains, paper label to spine, very slight spotting to preliminaries. Cram was a prolific American arc… Read more…


Celebration du Visage [twice signed]

Pierre Joly; Vera Cardot [George Brassens]
Celebration of the French singer George Brassens inscribed by the book's photographers on the half title: 'A Tom Hackett en Cordial hommage Vera Cardot Pierre Joly Paris - Avril 66'. A very good copy in black boards, a little rubbed, two obituaries taped to the red endpapers. Read more…


Welsh Place and House Names [Unpublished manuscript]

E A Lyons
[ff] 100 Substantial original typescript on the origins of Welsh place and house names and their translations into English which was presented with some flourish to Llanelly Public Library. Foolscap paper in red and black, annotated throughout by the author, firmly held in a Perry Spring Binder. Four letters and a dedication page precede the text i… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Moment for Murder

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Alfred Eichler]
(12.5x19.5cm) Original 'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Eichler's Madison Avenue-set advertising thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients during this phase of his career. The image comes from a… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Most Men Don't Kill

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [David Alexander]
(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' depicting New York gangsters and hustlers for the jacket on the UK first of David Alexander's New York-set thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients at this time. The image c… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G de Lisser]
(12.5x19.5cm + 12.5x3cm) Original 'Rough' for the front panel and spine of the jacket on the UK first of a Jamaican novel featuring a slave heroine. Gouache on card, depicting the protagonist being sold at a slave market, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Ernest Benn. The… Read more…


Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Recipe for Homicide

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Lawrence Blochman]
(12.5x19.5cm) Original 'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Californian writer Lawrence Blochman's thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients at this time. The image comes from a substantial collectio… Read more…


Marriage of H.R.H

ELIZABETH II; Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
[pp] 16. Order of service for the Royal Wedding of 1947 (a union shortly to be 70 years old on November 20th) which would have been issued to someone who attended the event at Westminster Abbey. Printed wrappers, text in red and black, fingermarks to card covers, accompanied by a Souvenir Programme of the Royal Wedding, pp 8, soiled. Read more…


The Constitution of the Union of Burma

Chan Htoon etc
[2] 4;iv; pp 78;78 pages [1] colophon. Independent Burma's first democratic constitution printed in Rangoon in 1947, bound in blue printed wrappers with a parallel transliterated text in Burmese and English, presentation inscription on title page in Burmese hand, browning around staples, otherwise very good. Drafted by Chan Htoon this constitution… Read more…


Missel des Serviteurs de Marie [extra illustrated]

R Sagnieres - Arduin famille - family
pp 592 Custom-bound French missal which has been embellished with family mementoes as an aid to prayer and meditation including a 1944 letter written by 'R Sagnieres', a grieving mother, to Lieutenant Cherassus from Embrun in the Haute-Alpes asking for more information about 'la mort de mon cher fils' and begging for the return of some of his posse… Read more…


Croesus, King of Lydia: A Drama [inscribed to a family member]

Louis Gordon Rylands; K Rylands
pp 84. Privately printed play inscribed by its Lancastrian author to another family member opposite the title page: 'K Rylands From L. G. R. 1902'. Bound in green cloth with the title to the upper cover, very good condition. Louis Rylands was the sone of Warrington politician Henry Rylands and a criminologist and writer in his own right. There is n… Read more…


My Polly Ann: Sung by Dave Read [i.e

Dave Reed - Read
(15x23cm) Broadside verse in three stanzas and a chorus, first line: 'At the fancy ball, the other night...' The lyrics are attributed to Dave Reed of Bryant's blackface minstrels. Below title printed: 'The music of this song can be obtained at the extensive music store of Wm. A. Pond & co. 547 Broadway, N.Y.' Illustrated woodcut border showing De… Read more…


Season's Greetings 1971 Erica and Allan Jong - A Christmas Card from the Jongs

Erica Jong [Olwyn Hughes]
(25x34cm) Christmas card in the form of a folded broadside poem by Erica Jong, inscribed by the author twice and sent to Ted Hughes' sister, Olwyn Hughes. Folded three times with Jong's New York return address on the verso and Hughes' London NW 3 address on the recto of the folded card, it unfolds to reveal Jong's longish poem 'The Eggplant Epithal… Read more…


Surrey's Fourth Boke of Virgill [presentation copy from Book Collector, Carl Pforzheimer to a New York Book Seller]

Carl F Pforzheimer; Earl of Surrey
xxviii, pp 54 + facsimile. Presentation copy of the great book collector Carl Pforzheimer's edition of Surrey to the New York book dealer George Hellman. Laid in is a manuscript letter by Pforzheimer from April 30. 1934 on his Hidden Brook Farm headed paper (Purchase, NY) to 'My dear Mr Hellman' thanking him for his books 'and you must see the [Wil… Read more…


The Vacuum Automatic Brake [One institutional copy only]

Alfred L Sacre; James Gresham
[2] pp 16 [3 foldout plates] Scarce technical guide to the automatic vacuum brake which became almost universal on British rolling stock for a century from the 1870s onwards. Blue textured cloth over card wrappers, original sewing, first and last leaves detached. Three concertina-fold plates depicting the engine and railway carriages on glazed line… Read more…


Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties

Charles H Bennett
Second edition in pictorial cloth with gilt decoration and brown coated end papers. An A - Z of Victorian nursery rhymes elaborately illustrated with line drawings reminiscent of Tenniel, and humourous children's caricatures. Some discolouration to pages and binding. Read more…


Straight From the Horse's Mouth:Ronald Neame, an Autobiography

Ronald Neame with Barbara Roisman Cooper
A fine copy, Filmmakers Series No 98. Signed and inscribed on title page 'To Ann, Bless you, Ronald Neame 2003'. We have recently acquired the library of Harry Horlock Stringer who was a leading British potter at the old Fulham Pottery in the 1950's where he concentrated on earthenware. Later he moved to Taggs Yard in Barnes, south west London, whe… Read more…


Printing Block: American Civil War Scene

[23x27cm] Large illustrative printing block apparently showing an American Civil War scene, with a cavalry man bearing the Texas Lone Star State flag in combat with a sabre-bearing horseman who is seen rearing above him, sword drawn to strike a mortal blow. The image is made up of bronze strips, about 4mm high; 'J Wood Bolton' is stamped on the sid… Read more…


The Pantechnicon [the printer's copy, corrected, with page layouts and ephemera]

Lionel Miskin
ff 188 Bound typescript of Miskin's novel inspired by Andreyev's short story, covered in proof corrections and with typographical instructions and double page spreads on tracing paper showing the layouts for the half title, title page, chapter headings and sample text page, annotated 'Specimen pages for Willmer Brothers Ltd for Weidenfeld & Nicolso… Read more…


Madame Maillart

Claude Veline; Hamish Miles; L Houghton
First edition in a striking art deco style dustjacket by 'L Houghton' of a work translated by Hamish Miles. Light green publisher's cloth with lettering, no ownership signatures, spotting to edge of text block - about very good, in good jacket, not price-clipped, chipped to head and tail of spine with old tape repairs to verso; most uncommon thus.… Read more…


Typed Letter from the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald

Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Josiah Stamp
On Downing Street headed paper, Ramsay Macdonald writes to the Chairman of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, Sir Josiah Stamp, to thank him after 'My daughter and I spent a most delightful day on Friday under the care of Lord Ritchie and yourself... We thoroughly enjoyed the trip down London River...[and] trust that the enterprise of your C… Read more…


Little Harry's Book of Poetry: Short Poems for the Nursery

Eliza Grove
Charming collection of poetry for the Victorian nursery, with titles such as The Elephant Ride, and The Little Chimney-Sweep. Illustrated with woodcuts by Keeley Haswell. In original publisher's embossed green cloth with gilt decoration. In good condition, cloth faded to corners and spine which is torn along lower hinge; binding loose but the text… Read more…


The Sleeping Sorceress: An Elric Nov [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
Signed First Edition, Near Fine, pages tanned but crisp. In a Very Good price-clipped jacket, spine ends rubbed. Author's signature to title page, and inscription to John Baxter from Paris 2005 on ffep. A very nice copy. Read more…