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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…


Original Archive of Cover-art Photography: The Dumas Club, The Flanders Panel, The Seville Communion

Arturo Perez-Reverte; Marc Atkins
2 silver gelatin photos (20x26cm) by Marc Atkins and eight cover-art proofs for Atkins' designs for the second paperback edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte's novels published by The Harvill Press. The first photograph shows the books provided by the bookseller Sotherans for the cover of the paperback edition of The Dumas Club with Atkins' signature on… Read more…


Epping Town Football Club Photo Album

Epping Town Football Club
Photo Album from the early 1950s probably compiled by a young footballer who played with several east London teams including Epping Town, Leytonstone and Southend Football Club. The silver gelatin photos, many annotated with team names on the verso, show a mixture of amateur and professional shots in a variety of formats from snapshot to full page… Read more…


The Repentance and Happy Death of the Celebrated Earl of Rochester To which is added, A letter from a nobleman on his death bed, to a profligate companion

A bound collection of four chapbooks (two duplicated titles) with the first leaf of a fifth chapbook also present - two unrecorded imprints present. Bound in faded and heavily rubbed green Dutch floral wrappers with the ownership signature of 'Mrs Susanna Hills Doddington Kent' on the verso of front wrapper; the pamphlet is 4.5x7 inches in size and… Read more…


Titus Salt and Saltaire: Industry and Virtue [inscribed by Jonathan Silver]

John Styles - Jonathan Silver
A history of Salt's Mill inscribed by the short-lived genius who brought this great monument to industrial Yorkshire back to life. Inspired by his friend David Hockney's style, Silver has written on the title page: 'for Ernest and Sarah and Leo with LOVE Jonathan 10 Dec 90' with the Hockney-inspired monogram 'SALTS' to one side. Silver bought and r… Read more…


A Visit to the Bookfarm, and How Fine Books are Made in the Barn at The Yolla Bolly Press

Carolyn and James Robertson
[pp] 12 [4 pages photographs] Fine copy of this slim promotional volume by the Yolla Bolly Press. Beautifullly printed and bound. An uncommon item. Worldcat locates one copy only at Occidental College. Read more…


The Little World Horse and Bamboo

F., B [Peter Brueghel - Breugel]
[16] Artist's book of linocuts inspired by the work of the Netherlandish artist Peter Breugel. Several of the cuts are signed in the plate 'B.F. [19]79' but we can find no record of the book or its author; no imprint is given. Stiff card wrappers, upper cover with woodcut, twelve full page woodcut images with a few words of engraved text that begin… Read more…


Service of Thanksgiving for..

Ted Hughes
pp 24 Service Order for the Poet Laureate's life and work held in Westminster Abbey, on 13th May, 1999. Stiff card printed wrappers and a substantial text with biography, a reading from Wolf-watching by Michael Baldwin, A March Calf, Pibroch, Fern and Anniversary read by Seamus Heaney. Slight marking to covers, otherwise near fine. Read more…


Sacra Congregatio Rituum: Instructio de Musica in Sacra Liturgia

Cardinal Arcadio María Larraona Saralegui; Cardinal Giacomo Lercamo; Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli
A presentation copy of this guide to the use of sacred music in the liturgy. Tipped onto the title page a Vatican compliments slip from 'Secretarius consillii ad exsequendam constitutionem de sacra liturgia' - the secretary of the counsel for the implementation of the constitution on the sacred Liturgy. Opposite is the bookplate of Prinknash Abbey… Read more…


Analysed Specimens of English Porcelain

Herbert Eccles, Bernard Rackham [Harry Horlock Stringer]
Important pamphlet owned by the British potter Harry Horlock-Stringer. Original printed wrappers, 'Froebel Handwork Library' in ink on the front cover with a shelfmark sticker on the spine and bookplate on the lower cover. Small tear at head of spine. St Madeleine Sophie House stamp on title page with the blind ownership stamp of 'HHS' below. Good… Read more…


The Nativity of her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria

G T F Smith
pp 40 pp 4[advert] Rare astrological 'nativity' for Queen Victoria (COPAC locates Oxford, Manchester, Wellcome for this second edition - BL/ Wellcome only for the first edition). Brown paper wrappers, stab sewn with manuscript title, closed tears; fingermarking and dogearring to margins of first and last leaves of text. Additional advertisement bif… Read more…


Love's Last Shift; or The Fool in Fashion

Colley Cibber
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], pp50, pp65-103, [1], collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half green calf with gilt spine lettering and decoration which features the initi… Read more…


The She-Gallants: A Comedy As it is Acted at the Theatre in Little-Lincoln-Inn-Fields by His Majesty's Servants [Restoration Play Quarto]

George Granville Lord Lansdowne
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. [6] pp75 [1], no half title. Bound in half green calf with gilt spine lettering and decoration which features the initials JLG in Gothic script and a gilt device of lion rampant wit… Read more…