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Cowdray: The History of a Great English House

Mrs Charles Roundell
1884
pp178 In blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, floral end papers, attractively printed with decorative chapter headings and black and white illustrations. Very good, a couple of stains to the covers, browning to end papers, the pages are clean and crisp. Bookplate of James Durham and his wife Lady Agnes (Townsend) of Cromer Grange, Norfolk. Letter… Read more…
#5598

£90.00

Antique Lamps

William Cudworth
1893
pp36 A scholarly and well illustrated description of ancient pottery oil lamps by a Bradford author. There are chapters devoted Roman, Egyptian and early Christian lamps. Bound in illustrated paper covered boards, very good, boards and end papers tanned, stamped 'withdrawn from York Castle Museum Library'. The book is inscribed 'Presented by E Timp… Read more…
#5602

£100.00

Graham Greene: An intimate portrait by his closest friend and confidant Leopoldo Duran

Leopoldo Duran, Euan Cameron [translated by]
1994
[xiv] pp352 By Father Leopoldo Duran, a Catholic priest and former professor of English and American literature at the University of Madrid, who was a close friend and confidant in the latter part of Greene's life. Near fine. Warmly inscribed to film maker Peter Duffell by Leopoldo Duran. Read more…
#5616

£60.00

Wartime Correspondence between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII [inscribed gift edition in slip case]

Frederick Delano Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Myron C Taylor
1947
[xiii] pp127 A collection of 29 letters with an introduction and explanatory notes by M C Taylor, Personal Representative of the United States to His Holiness Pope Pius XII. Fine in red cloth, buff spine with gilt lettering, protected by a cellophane wrapper within a green card slip case. This high quality publication was a gift edition inscribed b… Read more…
#5617

£100.00

How I Am Going To Conduct My Responsibilities: My Personal Attitude

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Scott Carmichael
1992
Large folio. A private publication of a 1932 manuscript in the collection of Donald S Carmichael, first published here in facsimile form in1982. A very attractive limited edition (100 copies only) printed on high quality paper by the Stinehour Press. Fine in blue paper wrappers. Inscribed by the author with laid in letter [1 TLS] from Carmichael to… Read more…
#5618

£70.00

A Introduction to The Log of the Larooco

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Scott Carmichael
1949
pp37 FDR's record of "the salt-water wanderings of a houseboat jointly owned and operated in 1923 to 1926 with his old friend John Lawrence" with an introduction by Donald Scott Carmichael. One of fifteen copies reprinted from The Franklin D Roosevelt Collector, VolI, No 1, November 1948, bound for the author to distribute to certain FDR enthusiast… Read more…
#5619

£75.00

Miss Catherine Dornford 1853: Commonplace Book with collection of feathers

Catherine Dornford, Heaton Dornford
1853
[pp] 95. Varied and interesting commonplace book. Bound in half calf over decorated boards, corners and backstrip worn but the binding is still tight. Catherine Dornford's ownership inscription appears on the first blank followed by 30 neat manuscript pages, entitled 'Practice', of mathematical sums and accounts. Next are headings for attendance at… Read more…
#5621

£100.00

Arsenals of Democracy

The Bureau of Public Relations, War Department
1942
pp31 "This booklet attempts in modest fashion to portray pictorially, and in terse verbal statistical descriptions, the progress made by the Ordnance Department in meeting the responsibilities of expansion placed on it by the President and the Congress by means of legislation enacted during the past critical year". Inscribed to F B Adams Jr with th… Read more…
#5631

£60.00

Unknown Assailant

Patrick Hamilton
1955
First edition of this novel by Patrick Hamilton in blue cloth with silver titles. A good copy, the boards show a couple of white stains, the book is slightly skewed with some browning to paper stock and foxing to the end papers which have a W H Smith's Lambeth Library bookplate. An uncommon book featuring the imperturbable Ernest Ralph Gorse. Read more…
#5710

£60.00

Yorkshire Rugby Football Union: Commemoration Book 1914-19 and Offical Handbook Season 1919-20

Yorkshire Rugby Football Union
1920
pp 577 The Yorkshire Rugby Union Official Handbook 1919-1920 and Commemoration Book 1914-19. 288 pages are dedicated to the Great War including a list of members who joined H M Forces, those who received Honours, and Photographs of the Fallen, arranged in team alphabetical order. A full page is given to each casualty, portrayed mostly in uniform, t… Read more…
#5713

£80.00

letters of the Right Honourable Lady M W M written during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa; The Chace: A Poem; Hobbinol, or The Rural Games: A Burlesque Poem in Blank Verse

Lady Mary Wortley Montague, William Somerville
1790
[viii] pp224 Letters, [xvi] pp122 The Chase, [x] pp82 Rural Games. Three works bound in one attractive volume of contemporary half calf over rubbed marbled boards, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine. With two engraved plates by A Walker illustrating the poems by William Somerville which date from 1767 and 1768. In very good condition, leather… Read more…
#5716

£60.00

Historical Notices of Ilkley, Rombald's Moor, Baildon Common and other matters of the British and Roman Periods

James Wardell, John Holmes
1881
pp 96 [plates] A Victorian antiquarian guide to Ilkley, Yorkshire, and its surrounding area including the archaeology of the Roman and British periods The book is in the original leather over brown cloth, rubbing to spine ends and corners, the binding is tight and the heavy paper pages mostly clean. A limited edition of 50 copies, of which this is… Read more…
#5718

£80.00

Memoirs of the Lives of Robert Haldane of Airthrey, and of his brother James Alexander Haldane

Alexander Haldane
1852
xvi pp 676 A biography of the Scottish theologian Robert Haldane (1764-1842) and his brother James who was an evangelist and church leader. In blue leather over pebbled cloth, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Bookplate to front pastedown showing the coat of arms of William Ogilvy Dalgleish of Errol. In n… Read more…
#5720

£70.00

Lorca: The Poet and His People

Arturo Barea, [translated by] Ilsa Barea
1944
pp103 The first edition of Arturo Barea's appreciation of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, translated from the Spanish by Ilsa Barea. A near fine copy, bound in the original tan boards which are very fresh, a spot of sunning to the head of the spine; the text is printed on heavy grey paper which is clean and crisp. In a very good, bright dus… Read more…
#5722

£60.00

Mrs Fisher or The Future of Humour

Robert Graves
1928
pp 95 [24] First Edition, one of the To-day and To-morrow series published by Kegan Paul in the 1920's to "provide the reader with a survey of numerous aspects of most modern thought". The book is very good in brown boards with white paper labels, very fresh apart from some mould bloom to the boards. In the uncommon white dust jacket which is good,… Read more…
#5723

£85.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(25x20cm) Large format vintage photograph showing a regal-looking Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a gloss finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/47' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean ro… Read more…
#5727

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(22x15cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/55' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of H… Read more…
#5728

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(19x16cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/57' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of H… Read more…
#5729

£80.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Henry V in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1944 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1944
(22x17cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier in full armour playing Henry V in the 1944 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/49' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean… Read more…
#5730

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Othello in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1965 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1965
(12.5x 9cm) Vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier in character as Othello in the 1965 film. This is a matt finish proof, marked 'Othello' in blue ink in the margin, and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakes… Read more…
#5731

£60.00

Grey Geese

Caroline Rowe
1936
An inscribed third impression of this novel set in Ireland: "To Mrs Shearer from Caroline Rowe. A new friend is always a miracle - Henry Adams". Very good in fresh brown cloth, a little foxing to the edges and front preliminaries, in a tight and square binding; The dust jacket is also very good, rubbing to the corners, edges and spine ends but with… Read more…
#5736

£60.00

Franklin Roosevelt and the Delano Influence

Daniel W Delano Jr
1946
[viii] pp408 An intimate portrait of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by his cousin Daniel W Delano Jr. Near fine in blue cloth, a few white marks to the foot of the spine; in a very good, clean dust jacket, chipped to spine ends. Inscribed "With every good wish, Daniel W Delano, Jr". Laid in: a short note from "Charley Miller after retirement"; correspon… Read more…
#5768

£85.00

Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles

Stuart Bennett
2004
pp176 Large Folio, fine in black cloth with gilt titles over tan boards, in a fine dust wrapper showing only the slightest signs of handling. Lavishly illustrated in colour. Written by the head of book and photograph sales at Christie's South Kensington. This splendid copy comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bibliophile Martin E T… Read more…
#5770

£80.00

Jacob Kramer: A Memorial Volume

Millie Kramer, Sir Herbert Read, Professor Philip Allison, Sir Michael Sadler
1969
pp100 A tribute to the Ukrainian born artist Jacob Kramer, privately published by his sister Millie Kramer and printed by E J Arnold & Sons Ltd, Leeds. This limited edition book, number 738 of 1000 copies, celebrates the career and achievements of the artist who spent his working life in England and studied and taught at Leeds School of Art. Near f… Read more…
#5773

£60.00

Set of 19 Rudyard Kipling novels and verse

Rudyard Kipling
1899
An attractive collection of 19 Rudyard Kipling novels and verse dating from 1899 to the early 30's. Some firsts and some reprints in red cloth with gilt top edge and gilt decoration to cover and spine. Titles include: Puck of Pook's Hill, Captain Courageous, Stalky & Co, The Second Jungle Book and Just So Stories. Also included is one volume of Rud… Read more…
#5873

£120.00