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Gladys Cooper [from the library of Naomi Jacob]

Gladys Cooper
pp288 A signed memoir by Dame Gladys Cooper, English stage actress and star of silent movies. This copy belonged to Yorkshire actress Naomi Jacob who has inserted a portrait of Ms Cooper into the front end paper. This postcard was written to Miss Naomi Jacobs in 1928. Also laid in is a letter by the author written from the Central Hotel in Glasgow.… Read more…


Wonders of the Stereoscope

John Jones
pp126 An illustrated history of three-dimensional photography, complete with 48 stereo cards and a plastic fold out Stereo Viewer within a protective box, which is bound in pretty floral cloth to match the large folio book; both within a slip case. The book is fine, the plastic box is cracked but the viewer and cards are undamaged, the slip case is… Read more…


The British Bookmaker: A Journal for The Book Printer - The Book Illustrator; The Book Cover Designer - The Book Binder; Librarians, and Lovers of Books Generally: Vol VI, 1892-93

Robert Hilton [editor]
Volume VI of this journal devoted to the craft and history of book binding, published in1893 and containing numerous plates, text illustrations, cloth binders specimen plates, advertisements etc. Edited by Robert Hilton, The British Bookmaker was published from 1891-1894 before being absorbed into The British Printer. This volume was owned by the Y… Read more…


The Hand Book for Visitors to the Bristol and Clifton Hotwells; containing a Chemical Analysis of the Spa, also observations on its internal and external uses, to which are added a Geological Sketch of the Avon District

W Herapath, R Etheridge
pp60 A detailed guide for visitors to the Royal Clifton Spa near Bristol published c1853. This is the one shilling and sixpence edition which includes the coloured fold out geological section of the Clifton Rocks on the north side of the River Avon from Sea Mills to the Hotwells. In publisher's blue cloth with embossed decoration and gilt titles. T… Read more…


Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton, derived principally from Documents in his Majesty's State-Paper Office, now First Published

Rev H J Todd, John Milton, [Charles Merivale]
[viii] pp370 [lxvii] Appendix containing an Inquiry into the Origin of Paradise Lost. The book is bound in contemporary calf with a brown morocco label, raised bands, gilt tooling and embossed decoration. Very good, leather is rubbed to edges and corners with a short tear to the head of the spine, the boards are fresh; occasional spotting to the te… Read more…


The Dumpling: A Detective Love Story [inscribed presentation copy]

John Coulson Kernahan
Inscribed presentation copy of the first edition: 'To Lou Warren from Coulson Kernahan' in black ink on the verso of the decorative first free endpaper. Original publisher's cloth with Napoleon design onlaid, fading to white lettering on the spine; the blue cloth binding is square and clean, some spotting to the thick paper stock throughout. Comple… Read more…


Sir Anthony Cooke: Tudor Humanist, Educator, and Religious Reformer; letter to Daphne Du Maurier; The Fall of a Gentle Tudor Family: The Cooke's of Gidea Hall 1579-1629; Some new Gentry in Tudor Essex; Sir Hercules Francis Cooke: Stuart Postscipt to a Tudor House

Marjorie K McIntosh
Four academic papers sent to Daphne Du Maurier. Offprint from Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol 119, No 3, June 1975, pp 233-250. In near fine condition, clean and unmarked, very lightly creased to one corner. Inscribed by the author to the upper cover, "With my compliments - Marjorie McIntosh". With laid in [1TLS] letter from… Read more…


Two Early 20th Century Albums of Photographs and Autographs

Georgina Wanley Felicity Mary Shettle
A large album of photographs and keepsakes which record the early 20th century middle class childhood of Felicity Shettle, daughter of George Shettle, the vicar of Otley, and later of Marske near Richmond, in Yorkshire. There are 21 pages of charming family photographs, birth records, Felicity's baptism record which reveals that she was named Wanle… Read more…


Plays and Poems

Henry James Snell
pp 373 A collection of Edwardian poems and three plays entitled 'The Iceni; A Tragedy', 'The Obstinate Family' and 'Our Jenny'. A high standard publication in publisher's embossed green cloth, with red leather spine, gilt spine lettering and all edges bright gilt. In very good condition; spine worn and joint cracked. Internally fine, the pages are… Read more…


Mr Anthony

The Earl of Orrery [Roger Boyle]
Mr Anthony. A Comedy by Roger Boyle, the Earl of Orrery, reprinted 1794, T Wilkins, very erratic pagination but the text appears to be complete. An octavo play bound in half green leather over green marbled boards with gilt spine lettering, second quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Connolly, Bookseller,10 Up. Ormond Quay, Dublin'. I… Read more…


Annotated Play Typescripts and Theatre Programme belonging to the actor John Martin Harvey (1863-1944)

Sir John Martin-Harvey, Maxwell Gray
Four typescripts of plays, a theatre programme and an advertisement flyer belonging to the English stage actor Sir John Martin-Harvey. The plays include "The Diamond Pendant" an adaptation in four acts of Maxwell Gray's novel of the same title, bound in green card covers, internally near fine; "Partners" a one act play which has been renamed "Bridg… Read more…


Red Men and White

Owen Wister
A First British Edition of this collection of Western short stories by Owen Wister, author of 'The Virginian'. It is illustrated by his friend, the artist and sculptor Frederick Remington who specialised in depictions of the American West. In publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles and vignettes of a cowboy and native American, very good, covers rub… Read more…


A Voyage Round The World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744

George Anson
[xvi] map pp444. A new edition, revised, of Lord Anson's expedition to the South Seas, in an Edinburgh academy prize binding of polished calf with a laurel wreath design to the upper cover, pretty gilt tooling to the spine, marbled end papers. Very good, leather worn to the corners and spine ends, the binding is tight; the text is clean and complet… Read more…


"Black and White" Illustrated Budget, Numbers 221-245, January- June 1904

Arnold Golsworthy
A collection of illustrated magazines dated January-June1904 bound in one large volume, in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Each issue, originally priced at two pence, includes serious news items of the day such as the Russo-Japanese crisis along with more light hearted articles, for example 'A visit to the photographer', reports on cricket mat… Read more…


Mansfield Park

Jane Austen
Richard Bentley's 1856 edition of Jane Austen's popular novel, bound in Westley's original purple bead-grain cloth, decorated in blind and gilt. The spine has been relaid and there are new endpapers at the front and end of the book. The gilt lettering on the spine describes this as Volume IV of 'The Works of Miss Austen'. The 1833 engraved frontisp… Read more…


Paul Fane, [and] Deeds Not Words

N P Willis, M Bell
Two 19th century novels in one fine binding. Half black morocco over marbled boards, bright gilt tooling to the spine, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers with a Walter Crane-style 'JNP' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a near fine square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising: 1. N P Wil… Read more…


The Freebooters, [and] The White Scalper

Gustave Aimard
Two 19th century Texan War novels in one fine binding. Half black morocco with red spine label and bright gilt tooling on raised bands over blue boards, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a near fine square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising: 1. Gustave Aimard, The Freebooters: A Sto… Read more…


The Soldier of Lyons, [and] The Old Dower House

Mrs Gore, Mrs Grey
Two 19th century novels by women authors in one fine binding. Half black morocco with bright gilt tooling to the spine over marbled boards, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers with a Walter Crane-style 'JNP' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a very good square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, c… Read more…


Maximums and Speciments of William Muggins, Natural Philosopher and Citizen of The World[and] Shifting Scenes in Theatrical Life

Charles Selby, Eliza Winstanley
Two 19th century comic novels in one fine binding. Half black morocco with bright gilt tooling, over marbled boards, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers with a Walter Crane-style 'JNP' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a near fine square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising: 1. Charles S… Read more…


Anno Regni Georgii III

George III, ; Townsend Ince
pp 5-150 Act of Parliament and pp 3-85 Rules and Articles, produced in smaller format in original marbled wrappers. In very good condition, rubbed wrappers and thumbed corners but with crisp, clean pages, a little foxing to edges and extremities. Ownership inscription to title page of Townsend Ince of Chrisleton Hall. The second section includes ru… Read more…


Treaty of Peace between His Imperial and Catholick Majesty Charles VI, and His Royal Catholick Majesty Philip V

pp1-15, pp1-38, pp1-12 Three treaties printed in Latin and English in parallel text. Stab sewn in its original printed wrapper. In good condition, wrappers chipped and discoloured but pages bright, some dog-earing throughout, ownership inscription to front cover. Read more…


1863-1963: I Cento Anni Del Club Alpino Italiano

Renato Chabod, Silvio Saglio [Norman G Dyhrenfurth]
Pp960, near fine in buckram with blue titles, fully illustrated with sketch portraits and colour photographs; attractive bookplate and signature of the American mountaineer Norman G Dyhrenfurth to front pastedown. In a very good photographic dust jacket, nicks and shelf wear to the edges. Extra postage charges may apply as this is a very heavy volu… Read more…


Il Paese delle Montagne: Spedizione Organizzata dalla Sezione CAI-UGET nel'Himalaya del Nepal per il Centenario del Club Alpino Italiano

Bartolo Franceschetti, Coradino Rabbi [Norman G Dyhrenfurth]
Pp240, near fine in pale blue cloth, attractive bookplate and signature of the American mountaineer Norman G Dyhrenfurth to front pastedown. Inscribed in Italian to Dyhrenfurth by Coradino Rabbi (possibly as signature in unclear). In a very good, photographic dust wrapper, creased to the edges, tiny chip to one corner. Read more…


Christian Researches in India; A Tour in Holland, The Countries on the Rhine, and Belgium in the Autumn of 1838; The Student's Guide; The Life of Luther, translated from the German of Gustavus Pfizer; The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature

Claudius Buchanan; William Chambers; John Todd; Gustavus Pfizer [translated by] T S Williams; Joseph Butler
Five titles of Victorian scholarship in one volume, bound in half calf over marbled boards, a leather spine label with gilt titles. pp134 Christian Researches, complete with fold out illustrated map of Hindostan with the principal Protestant Missionary stations; pp88 A Tour in Holland (with a particular interest in their national education system)… Read more…


The High Mountains of the Alps

Helmut Dumler, Willi P Burkhardt, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of the first English edition published simultaneously in Great Britain and the United States by Diadem Books in London and The Mountaineers, Seattle. Near fine in blue cloth, bruised to one corner, in a very good dust jacket which has short tears to the front flap and a tiny hole to the lower panel. T… Read more…