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Printing Block: American Civil War Scene

N/A
1930
[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…
#4053

£100.00

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

Lionel Miskin
1969
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…
#4063

£175.00

Madame Maillart

Claude Veline; Hamish Miles; L Houghton
1932
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…
#4070

£90.00

Typed Letter from the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald

Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Josiah Stamp
1930
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…
#4084

£110.00

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

Eliza Grove
1854
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…
#4164

£55.00

The Sleeping Sorceress: An Elric Nov [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
1971
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…
#4165

£60.00

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

Arturo Perez-Reverte; Marc Atkins
2000
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…
#4242

£95.00

Epping Town Football Club Photo Album

Epping Town Football Club
1950
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…
#4243

£60.00

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

Anonymous
1820
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…
#4409

£55.00

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

Carolyn and James Robertson
1985
[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…
#4423

£60.00

The Little World Horse and Bamboo

F., B [Peter Brueghel - Breugel]
1979
[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…
#4425

£65.00

Service of Thanksgiving for..

Ted Hughes
1999
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…
#4427

£55.00

Sacra Congregatio Rituum: Instructio de Musica in Sacra Liturgia

Cardinal Arcadio María Larraona Saralegui; Cardinal Giacomo Lercamo; Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli
1967
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…
#4428

£75.00

Analysed Specimens of English Porcelain

Herbert Eccles, Bernard Rackham [Harry Horlock Stringer]
1922
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…
#4429

£75.00

The Nativity of her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria

G T F Smith
1848
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…
#4432

£100.00

Love's Last Shift; or The Fool in Fashion

Colley Cibber
1696
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…
#4505

£225.00

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
1696
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…
#4508

£325.00

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

Sir Robert Howard
1710
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…
#4509

£275.00

The Country-Wake: A Comedy

Thomas Dogget
1696
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…
#4511

£325.00

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

Charles Johnson
1712
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…
#4516

£275.00

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

Sir John Reresby, James J Cartwright
1875
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…
#4529

£110.00

Mental Exercises of a Working Man

David McBurnie
1854
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…
#4559

£65.00

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

W Forbes Morgan
1936
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…
#4564

£90.00

The Well of Loneliness

Radclyffe Hall
1930
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…
#4566

£75.00

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

William Melmoth
1780
[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…
#4569

£65.00