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Letters on Anglican Orders and Other Matters

Rev. Canon John Williams
[xv] pp245 An uncommon title attractively bound in contemporary calf with raised bands and pretty gilt tooling. There is a tiny stamp of Nutt bookbinders to front end paper. Very good, leather is rubbed to edges and corners, the boards are clean, one small hole to the upper cover; inner hinge starting to crack, a little spotting to end papers, very… Read more…


The Architectural Review

P Morton Shand, Robert Townsend, Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer
Pages from The Architectural Review dating from 1934-1936 bound in one large folio. Various writers including P Morton Shand and Robert Townsend discuss houses in England, including those built in Sydenham, Totnes and Bristol, and modern flats at Hampstead. European houses built in Wiesbaden and Capri are also covered. Very good in clean tan cloth… Read more…


Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political; [and] Lusoria: or Occasional Pieces with a Taste of Some Letters; [and] A Brief Character of the Low-Countries under the States

Owen Feltham
pp 394, pp40 and pp103. Three titles by Owen Feltham bound in one volume in clean red buckram with gilt spine lettering, amateur repair to the back strip. Pages crisp although with staining throughout. Armorial bookplate of Julius Charles Hare and Maurice Powell. Read more…


Friedrichs von Schiller Sämmtliche Werke, 18 Volumes, Seven Supplementary Volumes with one volume of Schiller's Leben

Friedrich Schiller,
Schiller's complete works in the edition of J G Cotta from the early 1820s. This small format edition is bound in uniform half calf over marbled boards. The bindings are worn but intact. In several cases the leather spines are severely worn and abraded but in no case are the boards detached. This example of the Cotta edition comprises 18 volumes of… Read more…


The Plays of William Shakespeare Edited by Thomas Keightley

William Shakespeare
A very smart example of this four volume edition of Shakespeare's plays from around 1890 in its original green cloth with gilt blocking to the boards and all edges gilt. The bevel-edged boards are almost fine and the text appears unread with a little foxing. The great actors of the day are illustrated in photogravure frontispieces to some of the pl… Read more…


Proceedings of a General Court Martial held at Antwerp on the 9th day of June 1814 by Order of..

Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch; Hugh Halkett [Thomas Keyton]
[4] An interesting piece of British military history, being the official 4 page report on the Court Martial of Driver Thomas Keyton at Antwerp presided over and signed by both Brigadier General Hugh Halkett who would be in action a few months later at Waterloo and 'approv'd [Lord] Lyndoch Com'r of the forces' in the low countries. The foolscap bifo… Read more…


Our Old Home

Nathaniel Hawthorne
viii, pp 312 The 1864 Smith Elder edition of Our Old Home with a fine albumen photographic frontispiece of the author and his facsimile signature below, with tissue guard. The book is bound in very good original blind stamped brown cloth, black coated endpapers and internally very good. A very clean copy, much scarcer thus than the first edition. Read more…


To Stanislav Wyspianski

Katherine Mansfield
[8] A fine privately printed poem released in a hundred copies by Bertram Rota, this copy unnumbered and out of sequence. Clean grey card wrappers with purple printing; untrimmed page edges. A very fresh copy of this uncommon pamphlet publication. If you would like more information on this book Read more…


The Stately Homes of England..

Llewellynn Jewitt, S C Hall
The two volume edition of Jewitt and Hall's Stately Homes of England in a splendid green gilt cloth binding. The books are very good with bright cloth and decorations and all edges gilt. There are two nicks to the cloth over the hinge of the first volume which does not affect the integrity of the binding. Internally the books are complete and in ve… Read more…


The Reports of Sir Henry Yelverton, Knight and Baronet..

Henry Yelverton, Sir William Wylde
[16] pp 228 [32] Table. A late eighteenth century collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean law reports by the lawyer and politician Henry Yelverton. A twentieth century binding in quarter soft calf over marbled boads with yellow endpapers. Lightly marked title page, otherwise clean and complete. Read more…


The Hermit of the Rock

Mrs J Sadlier - Mary Anne Sadleir
An undated reprint from the early 1890s of Mary Anne Sadleir's popular novel, The Hermit of the Rock, bound in publisher's textured green cloth with a Celtic harp in gilt to the upper cover and gilt lettering to the spine. A little fading to the boards; original black endpapers with some foxing to the preliminaries and an ink jotted number at the t… Read more…


L'Eglise Primitive Jusqu'a La Mort de Constantin

Edward Backhouse, Charles Tylor, Paul de Felice
pp 536 The 1886 French translation of Backhouse and Tyler's History of the Early Church. Half tan calf binding over pretty textured cloth; browning to paper; slight wear to a few page edges around page 15, not affecting text. A very good copy. Read more…


John by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury

John Moore [Charles William Batt]
The Archbishop of Canterbury John Moore appoints John Thomas Batt administrator of his late brother's estate following his death intestate in 1791. The Reverend Charles William Batt, chaplain to the diplomat James Harris (Lord Malmesbury) had died of 'putrid fever' in Oxford and this document appoints his older brother, a lawyer, to dispose of his… Read more…


'To the Editor of The Christian Observer': On the Teaching of Mathematics: The Christian Observer, Conducted by Members of the Established Church for the Year 1821

John Henry Newman
viii, pp 1-400 John Henry Newman's first academic publication which was printed in May 1821 when he broke down during his final exams at Trinity College, Oxford, in the journal, The Christian Observer. The volume is bound in early blue morocco over marbled boards, rubbed but square and handsomely done with gilt spine lettering. Apart from a little… Read more…


Thomas's Burlesque Drama: The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb, The Tailors, Midas, Bombastes Furioso, The Mayor of Garratt

Robert Cruikshank, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Kane O'Hara, William Barnes Rhodes, Samuel Foot
(The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb, The Tailors, Midas, Bombastes Furioso, The Mayor of Garratt) Six plays issued together as Thomas's Burlesque Drama by the London publisher Joseph Thomas in 1837. Bound in decorative red blind stamped cloth with gilt to the spine and all edges gilt. Old bookshop label of 'Lacy Theatrical Bookseller 89, Strand London'… Read more…


Kiss me Deadly [Poster]

Mickey Spillane
(35 x 44cm) A Belgian poster for Robert Aldrich's 1955 film adaptation of Kiss Me Deadly starring Ralph Meeker. The striking image is nicked and rubbed with punctures where it was originally stapled into position. A superb object nonetheless. Read more…


Resolutions of the Associated Architects; with the Report of a Committee..

William Chambers, Matthew Brettingham, John Soane, Associated Architects
[4] pp 31 [1] An uncommon architectural pamphlet in near fine condition, stab-sewn in original blue paper wrappers. The pages are untrimmed with a few foxing spots. The pamphlet presents the findings of 'the whole society of Architects' (including Matthew Brettingham, William Chambers, John Soane) who met in 1792 to consider the causes of the frequ… Read more…


A Nineteenth-Century Childhood

Mary MacCarthy [James Tait Black]
A novel by the Bloomsbury group novelist, Mary MacCarthy, owned by the widow of the publisher James Tait Black and with a letter from the author laid in. The new impression of November 1924 is in bright red cloth, very good, spine a little sunned, spotting to edges and preliminaries. On the front pastedown the bookplate of 'JTB, Underscar, Keswick'… Read more…


Manuscript Notebook of New Zealand and Scottish Family History consisting of Notes on John Wallace Murdoch's "Reminiscences", and Yuilles of Darleith

William Young, John Wallace Murdoch, Yuille Family of Darleith
Unpublished manuscript. A soft cover notebook, black wrappers over lined white paper, containing about 40 pages of family history mostly in one neat, legible hand. The notes have been copied from older sources kept in family archives. The book is in very good condition, covers a little rubbed and creased, a few pages dog eared. An interesting resou… Read more…


Manuscript Notebook: Gunnery, Aircraft Recognition and Torpedoes

E Drummond
Unpublished manuscript written by E Drummond. O/S. P/JX709381. A soft cover notebook, blue spine and grey wrappers, containing about 50 pages of military training notes in one neat, legible hand. There are sections on Depth Charges, Torpedoes, Radar Plotting and Electrics, and Fire Control among others. Incomplete diary entries date the book to aro… Read more…


Northallerton's Clockmakers: Hugh Pannell and His Successors

David F Severs
pp244 A history of the clock makers of the town of Northallerton in Yorkshire by a descendant of Hugh and Joshua Pannell. The volume also discusses the work of 3 other clock making families ie Hepton, Tessyman and Cade. The book has been rebound in a smart binding of green leather over green boards with gilt spine lettering. The binding is near fin… Read more…


Spode's Willow Pattern and other designs after the Chinese

Robert Copeland
pp182 The 1990 paperback edition rebound in a smart binding of blue leather with gilt spine lettering and decoration over white boards. Two silk book marks. Binding very good, white boards lightly soiled. The text is bright and fresh, ephemera laid in. This book comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bibliophile Martin E Thorpe. Read more…


The Collector containing articles and illustrations.....on China, Engravings, Needlework Pictures and Embroidery, Lace, Old Silver, Pewter, Old Books and Prints etc

Ethel Deane
Three large folio volumes of The Collector. Volumes I and II are the Cheap Edition of 1905, in green cloth with red titles and decoration; Volume III dated 1907 is a heavier book bound in buckram with gilt titles and spine lettering. Well illustrated in black and white. Very good condition, covers fresh, a little rubbing to the corners, internally… Read more…


The Masons of Lane Delph and the origin of Masons Patent Ironstone China

Reginald G Haggar
pp104 First edition. A well illustrated history of Masons of Staffordshire. The book has been rebound using the original publisher's boards with gilt titles. Very good in fresh red cloth, faint musty smell, spotting to rear end papers, the text is crisp and clean. Ephemera laid in. This book comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bib… Read more…


The Boy Who Wanted to Learn What it Meant to Shiver

Robert Stocks
A cartoon story book hand written in Gothic style script with macabre and ghoulish drawings. A self-publication in a lavish binding, as new in bright red boards, embossed titles, marbled end papers, the pages have been artificially aged, browned, stained and chipped to the edges. An unusual self publication. Read more…