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The Committee, A Comedy As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal by Her Majesty's Servants [Restoration Play Quarto]

Sir Robert Howard
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. [4] pp65 [1], no half title. Bound in half vellum over attractive marbled boards with black Morocco label, last quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Connolly, 10 Up. O… Read more…


The Country-Wake: A Comedy

Thomas Dogget
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. [8], 24, 33-48, 41-71, [1] Despite erratic pagination this play is collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue. Bound in half calf with gilt spine lettering and d… Read more…


The Wife's Relief: or The Husband's Cure

Charles Johnson
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. The Wife's Relief: or The Husband's Cure. A Comedy by Charles Johnson, 1712, Jacob Tonson, [8], pp68, collated and complete as per the English Short Title Catalogue, first edition.… Read more…


The Memoirs of Sir John Reresby of Thrybergh, Bart, MP for York, 1634-1689

Sir John Reresby, James J Cartwright
8vo, [xiv] pp 466 The Memoirs of Sir John Reresby, written by himself, edited from the original manuscript by James J Cartwright. Extra-illustrated with 17 engraved portraits at relevant passages in the text. These include Richard Cromwell, Catherine of Braganza, Sir Thomas Fairfax and Edward Wortley Montague. A fine copy bound in contemporary half… Read more…


Mental Exercises of a Working Man

David McBurnie
pp384 A collection of erudite essays dedicated to Charles Dickens by David McBurnie, author of the Manchester First Prize essay on the "Education Question". First edition inscribed "To John Thompson with the Author's Best Respects January 1st 1855". Good plus in blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, covers rubbed and worn to corners and spine ends,… Read more…


The Democratic National Convention 1936, promotional brochure for the President's de Luxe Edition

W Forbes Morgan
A promotional brochure for the De Luxe Edition of The Democratic Book of 1936, to be signed by President Roosevelt. The brochure was sent to Maurice W Randall, Vice President of Air Reduction Company, New York with a covering letter from W Forbes Morgan, Treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Fine in tan boards with gilt titles, the brochu… Read more…


The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall
pp512 A new edition, complete and unabridged with a short commentary by Havelock Ellis, published by The Obelisk Press in Paris, c1930, the book having been banned in Britain under the Obscene Publications Act. In a typical French binding of buff card wrappers, very good, creased spine with short tears along the edges. Read more…


The Great Importance of a Religious Life Considered, To which are added some Morning and Evening Prayers

William Melmoth
[viii] pp145 [1] The 25th edition, corrected, of Melmoth's devotional work which is attractively printed with engraved capitals and ornamental tail pieces. Very good in dark green cloth which is split along the spine although the binding is sound, pages crisp and clean. Religious bookplate and contemporary ownership inscription of Gertrude Woodd "G… Read more…


The War Amongst the Angels [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
pp298 A fine First Edition in a fine dust jacket, not price clipped. Signed by Michael Moorcock to title page, and humorously inscribed to his friend John Baxter "To Yoko - Keep on strumming! Lots of love Mike, 12/12/97". With laid in letter of condolences on the death of Baxter's father. A very nice copy. Read more…


Working Conditions of Early Continental Printers with special reference to the printing office of Christopher Plantin

Philip J Turner
[vi] pp120 [photographs] Large Folio. A thesis on Antwerp printer and publisher Christopher Plantin (1520-1589) submitted for examination at Leeds College of Technology in 1953. Bound in Buckram with brown spine lettering, yellow top edge and attractive 'mid-century' patterned end papers. Printed title page and photographic reproduction of a portra… Read more…


FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) Centenary at Campobello

A programme of events to celebrate the centenary of Franklin D Roosevelt, held at Campobello, New Brunswick, which was the President's summer retreat. Bound in white card wrappers blind stamped with an attractive sailing ship design flanked by a star and a maple leaf signifying the close links between Canada and the USA. The programme is nicely ill… Read more…


A Commentary on the Book of Psalms

George Horne
Two volumes [lxxiii] [1 advert] pp 453 and pp548 [1]. George Horne's Commentary on the Psalms from 1778, bound in contemporary calf, with attractive gilt spine decoration. Very good, the leather is cracked along the spine, rubbed and worn especially to spine ends and corners, binding is sound, pages crisp and clean, Victorian ownership signature of… Read more…


Verses and Translations 1863-1874 by R J B

Robert John Beadon
A folder of typescript translations of Euripides and Sophocles, and poems by Robert John Beadon, b.1844, who was a published author and colonial administrator. The covers are creased and chipped to the edges but the text is near fine. Inscribed "Minnie Pridham from R.J.B. June 1909", occasional annotations and additional manuscript verses of a poem… Read more…


Guzman, Go Home and other stories (inscribed to Ted Hughes)

Alan Sillitoe, [Ted Hughes]
pp169 Alan Sillitoe's short story collection inscribed by the author to English poet Ted Hughes, "For Ted from Alan", to front free end paper. The book is very good in clean brown cloth, text block edges dusty, clean and crisp pages in a tight binding; in a very good dust jacket, nicked and creased to spine ends and corners, not price clipped. Prov… Read more…


The Craft of the Potter, A Practical Guide to Making Pottery

Michael Casson
pp128 A practical, well illustrated guide to making pottery published following a BBC television series. Near fine in glossy photographic wrappers, sunned spine and one corner creased but overall very fresh and clean. Blind stamp to title page of British potter Harry Horlock Stringer, with tipped in Christmas card inscribed by the author "Happy Chr… Read more…


Exercises at the Ceremony of Unveiling The Statue of John Marshall, May 10, 1884

William Henry Waite
pp 94 [frontispiece] An account of the unveiling of the statue to the American Founding Father and fourth Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall. Publisher's dark green cloth with title in gilt to upper cover, rubbing to boards. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard of the statue by William Wetmore Story which depicts Marshall wearing… Read more…


My New Picture Book

pp35 A delightful Victorian children's picture book, the linen backed pages are fully illustrated in colour with charming characters and interesting period details such as Brunel's SS Great Eastern which was launched in 1858. The topics covered include birds, nursery songs, wild and tame animals, the way we travel, Robinson Crusoe and Punch and Jud… Read more…


Notes on the Beaver Pedigree collected by Arthur Hill, Cadnam, Hants 1913

Arthur Hill, Frederick Tyssen Mackinley Beaver
Unpublished manuscript. A large notebook containing a very well researched history of the Beaver family compiled by Arthur Hill of Cadnam, Hampshire; some information was supplied by Colonel Frederick Tyssen Mackinley Beaver born in 1852. Very good in rubbed marbled boards with red leather spine, worn to ends, marbled end papers, a firm binding, 42… Read more…


Ord Family Commonplace Book

William Ord, H M Ord
A 19th century commonplace book by members of the Ord family. The unpublished manuscript covers over half of the book; numbered pages 1-47 are written by one neat hand in German, a further 60 pages of the notebook are completed in English by several different authors. This includes sections on homeopathy, the beauty of women and the language of the… Read more…


Inside Story by Peter Ransley

Peter Ransley
A rehearsal script for episode two of the Anglian Television drama series 'Inside Story' in which Lord Wilson of Rievaulx played himself appearing at an awards dinner, although the script reveals that the part was originally written for Prince Charles. Near fine, 117 sheets of pink paper, printed on one side only, some annotations in ink to Harold… Read more…


Minutes of the Meetings of the Tottenham Waste Land Committee 1887-1900

150pp Ledger of minutes of meetings dealing with tenancies and land use in North London, including footpaths, rivers and waterways, railway applications (development of the 'Metropolitan Outer Circle Railway'). Many letters to the committee are transcribed. In embossed leather covers, smart marbled edges and end papers, index tabs. Good plus, leath… Read more…


A Study in Public Finance (Harold Wilson's student copy)

A C Pigou
Jesus College Prize, bound with the college crest in gilt to the upper cover. Very good in green cloth, spine sunned, edges browned, bookseller's ticket of 'Parker & Son, Oxford'. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife Mary who died recently at the age of 102. During his lifetime Harold Wils… Read more…


The Plays of John Galsworthy (Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize copy)

John Galsworthy
Harold Wilson's Gladstone Prize Book, embossed in gilt with 'Oxoniensis Academia' crest to upper cover. The 'Gladstone Memorial Prize' bookplate appears on the front paste-down with Wilson's ownership signature: 'J H Wilson, Jesus College, 1936'. Bookseller's ticket from Blackwells, Oxford. Hardcovers, green cloth, very good, the covers are clean w… Read more…


The Best of Hazlitt (Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy)

William Hazlitt, P P Howe [compiled by]
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy neatly signed 'H Wilson VI MOD' to front free end paper; occasional marginal marks in pencil. Near fine in tan cloth with black titles, edges lightly spotted but the pages are crisp and clean in a firm binding. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his w… Read more…


Phaeton and Other Stories from Ovid (Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy)

Ovid, G M Edwards [edited by]
Prime Minister Harold Wilson's schoolboy copy neatly signed 'H Wilson 6' to front free end paper; extensive pencil annotations throughout the text. Near fine in tan cloth with black titles, the pages are crisp in a firm binding and clean apart from black marks on page 31. This book comes from the private collection of British Prime Minister Harold… Read more…