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Mountaineer: Thirty years of Climbing On The World's Great Peaks

Chris Bonington, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this fine copy in blue cloth with gilt titles, in a near fine dust jacket which has a little shelf wear to the top edge. Laid in: several post it notes annotated by George Band and an offprint from the journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 'Channel flow and ductile extrusion of the high Himalayan slab-… Read more…


Blessed Everest: Climb to the summit of Mount Everest with Brian Blessed, Britain's own actor/adventurer

Brian Blessed, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this book, near fine in blue cloth with silver titles, in a very good dust jacket which has a short closed tear to the top of the front panel. Signed by George Band to front photographic end paper. From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the successful team wh… Read more…


Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy

Peter Gillman [George Band]
pp240 1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of a beautifully illustrated anthology with contributions from many great mountaineers including George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Peter Boardman and Chris Bonington. First published in 1993, this edition has been expanded to include the climbs of the 1990's. Fine in photographic wrappers with sev… Read more…


Butterflies of the Indian Region

M A Wynter-Blyth, [George Band]
pp523 Mountaineer George Band's copy of this comprehensive, well illustrated guide to the Butterflies of the Indian Region with his ownership inscription and 'Chittagong 1969' to the ffep. The book is in good condition in blue cloth with gilt titles and decoration, both boards are bumped along the top edge and there is a short tear to the cloth at… Read more…


By the Roaring Reuss: Idylls and Stories of the Alps

W Bridges Birtt, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy, near very good in green cloth with gilt titles, one corner bruised, short tear to the cloth at the head of the spine, foxing to the extremities and paper stock browned. From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the team which successfully conquered Mount Everest i… Read more…


A Camera in the Hills, (and) Over Welsh Hills

F S Smythe, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copies: two volumes of mountain photography, each with about 50 black and white reproductions of photographs by the author. A Camera in the Hills is 2nd edition 1942, Over Welsh Hills is the 3rd printing 1942. Both very good in pale green cloth with green titles; Camera has some foxing to the boards and en… Read more…


Ballooning Over Everest

Leo Dickinson, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this beautifully photographed account of the 1990 balloon expedition over Everest by Leo Dickinson "the world's leading adventure film maker". A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Several annotated post-it notes laid in. From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of t… Read more…


Chris Bonnington's Everest

Chris Bonnington, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this beautifully photographed memoir. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, inscribed on the title page "To George, Happy memories, Chris Bonnington". From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the successful team which conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Band was Pres… Read more…


All 14 Eight-Thousanders

Reinhold Messner,[translated by Audrey Salkeld], [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this first English edition of mountaineer Reinhold Messner's account of his achievement in climbing the Himalays' highest peaks. Near fine in blue cloth, rubbed to head and foot of the spine, slight spine lean, in a very good plus dust jacket which is scuffed and rubbed to the corners. Neat ownersh… Read more…


A Funeral Oration for His Most Sacred Majesty King George the Second

Ebenezer Radcliff
[4] pp 22 In modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover. Very good condition, foxing to final blank and brown staining to the top edge. A scarce title. Read more…


Discovery upon Discovery, In Defence of Doctor Oates against B.W's Libellous Vindication of him......and in Justification of L'Estrange against the same Libell

Roger L'Estrange
[2] pp 38 In modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover, browning to edges but otherwise near fine. An excellent example from the pamphlet wars following the English Civil War. Read more…


A Sermon Preached before the Governors of Addenbrooke's Hospital..

John Warren
[4] pp1-16 Stab sewn in modern blue card wrappers. Near fine condition, edges tanned. The second section is a report on the state of the hospital, including a short history, a list of the officers and annual subscribers of the charity, a list of patients admitted from October 1775- September 1776, and financial accounts. A fascinating record. Read more…


The Harmonic Cabinet, or Vocal Harmonist in Miniature, A Collection of the Most Admired Clees, Catches, Duetts, Canons, Epigrams &c

Dr Callcott, J Davy, Purcell, R Banks
3 volumes of 6 originally published comprising engraved music bound in contemporary half black morocco with gilt lines and decorative spines. Internally fresh in sound bindings; the volume numbers and price (8/6) have been added to the title page in manuscript. Volumes two and three are in uniform bindings over marbled boards which are rubbed to sp… Read more…


Ad...l M....w's Conduct in the Late Engagement Vindicated

A Gentleman of the Royal Navy [Admiral Thomas Mathews; Richard Lestock]
[4] pp47 [1] In near fine condition in modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover. The pamphlet concerns a dispute between Admiral Thomas Mathews and his second in command Richard Lestock over their defeat at the Battle of Toulon. Read more…


His Catholick Majesty's Manifest, Justifying His Conduct in Relation to the Late Convention

Philip V King of Spain
[4] pp53 [3] with the final blank present. Stab sewn in good condition with frayed edges, outer leaves darkened. A parallel translation in English and French. King Philip V of Spain disputes his obligations under the Convention of Pardo. Read more…


The Gothic and Baroque Style in Old Prague: Twenty Original Wood-Engravings

E Hrbek, J Horn
A beautifully produced collection of 20 architectural illustrations of the city of Prague, inscribed by Julius Horn to the title page. The original wood engravings (5 x 7cm) entitled Praga Caput Regni, are laid down onto buff card within a binding of cream leather with raised bands and gilt titles. In very good condition, the covers are lightly mar… Read more…


Legacy receipts from the Estate of John Thomas Batt, of New Hall, Wiltshire

John Thomas Batt, Susan Batt
13 Legacy receipts dating from 1831-2 for payments made by the estate of John Thomas Batt of New Hall near Salisbury in Wiltshire. There are legacies to individuals, such as his wife's sister, Sophia Neave, who received £2000 and two guineas for a ring; William Courtenay who received £500, and also charitable gifts, for example£100 to the Governors… Read more…


The Babe's Bed

Glenway Wescott
pp46 A beautifully produced volume of the American poet and author Glenway Wescott's autobiographical "melancholy fantasy upon western themes". Designed by J Van Krimpen, set in Lutetia type face and printed in Haarlem, Holland on Pannekoek paper. A first and limited edition 352/375, inscribed by the author "For William Humphrey from his friend Gle… Read more…


The House of the Ogress: A Story for Young Folks

William Edward Cule
pp195 First edition and Dedication Copy belonging to Marjorie Bingham, with laid in letters (4 ALS), newspaper cuttings and a black and white photograph of the author. In a letter to the Baptist times Marjorie's father, W H Bingham of Wigan, explains how the 25 year friendship between their family and Mr Cule began. The book is near fine in illustr… Read more…


To The Inhabitants of Scotland [Drop Head Title]

William Sibbald
pp4 Drop Head Title. Resolutions passed by the Incorporation of Merchants in Leith "in consequence of the present Political Agitation", at the Assembly Rooms, Leith, near Edinburgh, December 7th 1792. Printed on 4 sheets of paper which are in good condition, chipped and lightly stained with short closed tears but the text is complete and very legib… Read more…


A Collection of 8 Manuscript Notebooks relating to Mining (1943-55) by Rowland Adamson A.M.I.Min.E

Rowland Adamson
A collection of 8 manuscript notebooks owned by Rowland Adamson A.M.I.Min.E of Horwich near Bolton. Four of the notebooks contain notes taken while Adamson was a student of mining at Wigan and District Mining and Technical College in 1943-44. The notes and diagrams on mining law, machinery and safety are in a neat hand and obviously the work of a c… Read more…


Llyfr Darluniadol Y Sabboth; Yn Cynnwys Bywyd Crist

John Kitto
pp516 A handsome Welsh translation of Kitto's 'Life of Christ'. This devotional work contains weekly readings which are extensively illustrated with detailed steel engravings and bright coloured maps of the Holy Lands. A substantial folio in good condition, bound in half calf over cloth which is stained and soiled, the cloth is lifting from the wor… Read more…


Views of Wells

pp6 A charming memento of the cathedral and town of Wells in southern England. In very good condition in publisher's glossy white card wrappers with black titles, embossed with a pretty lace decoration. The booklet contains 6 accomplished etchings, 9x7cms, dating from 1857 to 1862 by Rock & Co of London. Each black and white image has a catalogue n… Read more…


Photograph Album Nice 1905

An album of photographs of a holiday in the French resort of Nice in 1905. There are 40 pages of small black and white photographs of various individuals, both adults and children, enjoying walks, sports, group picnics and motor vehicle trips. There are photographs of street scenes with local inhabitants, and coastal and river scenery. The buff pap… Read more…