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Order of Service: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ted Hughes, OM, OBE 1930 - 1998, Poet Laureate

Ted Hughes, [Sylvia Plath, Frieda Hughes]
Order of Service: Service of Thanksgiving for the Life and Work of Ted Hughes, OM, OBE 1930 - 1998, Poet Laureate. Thursday 13 May 1999, Westminster Abbey belonging to Ted Hughes' daughter, Frieda Hughes. A fine copy. Provenance: from the sale by Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes of 'my personal family items' at Bonhams, London… Read more…


Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Babi Yar and other poems read in Russian by the author and in English by Alan Bates

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Alan Bates, [Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Frieda Hughes]
Yevgeny Yevtushenko: Babi Yar and other poems read in Russian by the author and in English by Alan Bates. LP Caedmon TC 1153, New York. Viny:l near fine, dusty with a couple of scratches. Sleeve: very good, rubbed to edges and lightly marked. Provenance: from the sale by Frieda Hughes, daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes of 'my personal family… Read more…


A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man [Shakespeare and Co Book Label]

James Joyce
[6] pp 7-288 An early reprint of Joyce's first great novel with interesting associations. The sixth impression 1928 in black boards; Good overall, wear to the corners and some loss to the spine although more than half is present, internally near fine. Ownership inscription of Adele Jacob Smith, Paris 1930 who has annotated a definition of beauty an… Read more…


Memorials of Calverley Parish Church and its Forty-One Vicars

Henry Stapleton
[8] pp 9- 313 An unusual Leeds imprint, limited edition number 54 of 100 copies, bound in vellum with bevelled edges, gilt decoration and spine lettering, top edge gilt, thick paper pages, illustrated with 30 black and white plates. Near very good, the vellum is rubbed, soiled and nicked to the head of the spine, some spotting to the uncut page edg… Read more…


The Marchman [author's typescript, proofreader's marked set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
[ff] 3 ff 370. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'The Marchman', the 16th century story of John Maxwell, Warden of the West March of the Borderland between Scotland and England. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Marchman- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial corrections throughout. The typescript is bound in a home… Read more…


Honours Even [author's typescript, proofreader's marked set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
[ff]2 ff 385 [ff]1. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'Honours Even', the story of Scotland's brave stand against Oliver Comwell. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Honours Even- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial corrections throughout. The typescript is bound in a homemade white card cover sheet, hole punched an… Read more…


Highness in Hiding [author's typescript, and dust jacket proof]

Nigel Tranter
[ff] 1 ff 310. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'Highness in Hiding', the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's extraordinary six months as a fugitive in the Highlands of Scotland after his disastrous battle at Culloden. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-Highness in Hiding- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial correcti… Read more…


High Kings and Vikings [author's typescript, author's marked proof set and dust jacket]

Nigel Tranter
[ff] 4 ff 347. Full length authorial typescript of Tranter's novel 'High Kings and Vikings', the story of Cormac Mac Farquhar, Thane of Glamis, set in the 10th century, turbulent years of Viking raids and ineffectual Scots Kings. Typed by the author who entitles his book "-High Kings and Vikings- A Novel by Nigel Tranter'. Minor authorial correctio… Read more…


A Flame for the Fire [author's proof set, three dust jacket proofs and letter]

Nigel Tranter
[ff] 6 ff 326. Full length author's proof set of Tranter's novel 'A Flame for the Fire', the 16th century story of David, Master of Kennedy, loyal supporter of James IV of Scotland. Minor authorial corrections throughout, and checked by Kate Lyall Grant of publishers Hodder and Stoughton. Accompanied by three different printed proofs of the dust ja… Read more…


Passion and Society

Denis De Rougemont, [translated by] Montgomery Belgion
pp 335 By Swiss author Denis De Rougemont, first published in Paris in 1939. Very good in red cloth, in a very good yellow dust jacket, tanned to spine and chipped to the edges and spine ends. Elaborate gift inscription in both German and English to front free end paper. Read more…


Le P

Aloys Pottier
Three volumes in smart bindings of green cloth with gilt spine lettering. The books are near fine, a little fading to the spines and browned paper stock, but the bindings are tight, the pages crisp, no inscriptions. A splendid set. Extra shipping charges may apply for overseas orders. Read more…


Letters on Anglican Orders and Other Matters

Rev. Canon John Williams
[xv] pp245 An uncommon title attractively bound in contemporary calf with raised bands and pretty gilt tooling. There is a tiny stamp of Nutt bookbinders to front end paper. Very good, leather is rubbed to edges and corners, the boards are clean, one small hole to the upper cover; inner hinge starting to crack, a little spotting to end papers, very… Read more…


The Architectural Review

P Morton Shand, Robert Townsend, Le Corbusier, Marcel Breuer
Pages from The Architectural Review dating from 1934-1936 bound in one large folio. Various writers including P Morton Shand and Robert Townsend discuss houses in England, including those built in Sydenham, Totnes and Bristol, and modern flats at Hampstead. European houses built in Wiesbaden and Capri are also covered. Very good in clean tan cloth… Read more…


Resolves, Divine, Moral, Political; [and] Lusoria: or Occasional Pieces with a Taste of Some Letters; [and] A Brief Character of the Low-Countries under the States

Owen Feltham
pp 394, pp40 and pp103. Three titles by Owen Feltham bound in one volume in clean red buckram with gilt spine lettering, amateur repair to the back strip. Pages crisp although with staining throughout. Armorial bookplate of Julius Charles Hare and Maurice Powell. Read more…


Friedrichs von Schiller Sämmtliche Werke, 18 Volumes, Seven Supplementary Volumes with one volume of Schiller's Leben

Friedrich Schiller,
Schiller's complete works in the edition of J G Cotta from the early 1820s. This small format edition is bound in uniform half calf over marbled boards. The bindings are worn but intact. In several cases the leather spines are severely worn and abraded but in no case are the boards detached. This example of the Cotta edition comprises 18 volumes of… Read more…


The Plays of William Shakespeare Edited by Thomas Keightley

William Shakespeare
A very smart example of this four volume edition of Shakespeare's plays from around 1890 in its original green cloth with gilt blocking to the boards and all edges gilt. The bevel-edged boards are almost fine and the text appears unread with a little foxing. The great actors of the day are illustrated in photogravure frontispieces to some of the pl… Read more…


Proceedings of a General Court Martial held at Antwerp on the 9th day of June 1814 by Order of..

Thomas Graham, Lord Lynedoch; Hugh Halkett [Thomas Keyton]
[4] An interesting piece of British military history, being the official 4 page report on the Court Martial of Driver Thomas Keyton at Antwerp presided over and signed by both Brigadier General Hugh Halkett who would be in action a few months later at Waterloo and 'approv'd [Lord] Lyndoch Com'r of the forces' in the low countries. The foolscap bifo… Read more…


Our Old Home

Nathaniel Hawthorne
viii, pp 312 The 1864 Smith Elder edition of Our Old Home with a fine albumen photographic frontispiece of the author and his facsimile signature below, with tissue guard. The book is bound in very good original blind stamped brown cloth, black coated endpapers and internally very good. A very clean copy, much scarcer thus than the first edition. Read more…


To Stanislav Wyspianski

Katherine Mansfield
[8] A fine privately printed poem released in a hundred copies by Bertram Rota, this copy unnumbered and out of sequence. Clean grey card wrappers with purple printing; untrimmed page edges. A very fresh copy of this uncommon pamphlet publication. If you would like more information on this book Read more…


The Stately Homes of England..

Llewellynn Jewitt, S C Hall
The two volume edition of Jewitt and Hall's Stately Homes of England in a splendid green gilt cloth binding. The books are very good with bright cloth and decorations and all edges gilt. There are two nicks to the cloth over the hinge of the first volume which does not affect the integrity of the binding. Internally the books are complete and in ve… Read more…


The Reports of Sir Henry Yelverton, Knight and Baronet..

Henry Yelverton, Sir William Wylde
[16] pp 228 [32] Table. A late eighteenth century collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean law reports by the lawyer and politician Henry Yelverton. A twentieth century binding in quarter soft calf over marbled boads with yellow endpapers. Lightly marked title page, otherwise clean and complete. Read more…


The Hermit of the Rock

Mrs J Sadlier - Mary Anne Sadleir
An undated reprint from the early 1890s of Mary Anne Sadleir's popular novel, The Hermit of the Rock, bound in publisher's textured green cloth with a Celtic harp in gilt to the upper cover and gilt lettering to the spine. A little fading to the boards; original black endpapers with some foxing to the preliminaries and an ink jotted number at the t… Read more…


L'Eglise Primitive Jusqu'a La Mort de Constantin

Edward Backhouse, Charles Tylor, Paul de Felice
pp 536 The 1886 French translation of Backhouse and Tyler's History of the Early Church. Half tan calf binding over pretty textured cloth; browning to paper; slight wear to a few page edges around page 15, not affecting text. A very good copy. Read more…


John by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury

John Moore [Charles William Batt]
The Archbishop of Canterbury John Moore appoints John Thomas Batt administrator of his late brother's estate following his death intestate in 1791. The Reverend Charles William Batt, chaplain to the diplomat James Harris (Lord Malmesbury) had died of 'putrid fever' in Oxford and this document appoints his older brother, a lawyer, to dispose of his… Read more…


'To the Editor of The Christian Observer': On the Teaching of Mathematics: The Christian Observer, Conducted by Members of the Established Church for the Year 1821

John Henry Newman
viii, pp 1-400 John Henry Newman's first academic publication which was printed in May 1821 when he broke down during his final exams at Trinity College, Oxford, in the journal, The Christian Observer. The volume is bound in early blue morocco over marbled boards, rubbed but square and handsomely done with gilt spine lettering. Apart from a little… Read more…