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Memoires sur L'Affaire de Varennes

Le Marquis de Bouille, Les Comtes de Raigecourt et de Damas, Le Capitaine Deslon, Le Comte de Valory
pp 324. A collection of memoirs relating to the French Revolution, especially concerning the journey to Varennes by King Louis XVI in June 1791. With editor's foreword, biographical notes and copies of original letters and documents. The book is bound in original publisher's cloth, leather spine label with gilt lettering, speckled edges to the text… Read more…


The Theatre of War and Revolution in Views, Maps and Plans with Historical and Descriptive Letter Press

A H Payne
2 volumes. Good in half green Morocco over marbled boards; with most of the colour removed from the spines and worn to corners. Internally very fresh. Neat ownership inscriptions of John Scott. A history of the European revolutions of 1848, fully illustrated with laid down engraved plates by A H Payne and numerous fold out maps and town plans. Read more…


The Juvenile Pictorial Cabinet consisting of original pieces, poetry and anecdotes

pp376 A small (11x14cm) magazine of a moral and religious theme bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and embossed and gilt decoration. Ownership inscriptions of J B Boston of Scorton and Miss Laura Earle of Catterick to the yellow end papers. The book is undated but there is an attractive engraved frontispiece of the Crystal Palace in Hy… Read more…


The Chronicles of Waltham

The Author of "The Subaltern", "The Country Curate" etc (George Robert Gleig)
vi pp 1-512 A Brussels imprint in English of George Gleig's novel "The Chronicles of Waltham", part of a series of Wahlen's Modern British Authors. The book is attractively bound in quarter embossed leather with gilt title over green marbled boards; the spine is sunned, the boards are bright but rubbed and worn to the edges and corners. The binding… Read more…


The Country Curate

The Author of "The Subaltern", and "The Chelsea Pensioners" (George Robert Gleig)
Two volumes [iv] pp 1-334; pp1-435 [2] adverts. George Gleig's novel "The Country Curate". The books are bound in their original boards with printed paper spine labels ; the spines are worn, the boards are only lightly soiled but worn to corners. The bindings are tight and the text is particularly crisp and clean. Unclear ownership inscription to f… Read more…


Alphonse Mucha Posters and Photographs

Jiri Mucha, Marina Henderson, Aaron Scharf
pp136 large folio. Jiri Mucha traces the career and achievements of his father, Moravian artist Alphonse Mucha. The photographic section of the book shows the use Mucha made of his photographs in planning his work. 157 illustrations, of which 40 are in colour. Near fine in grey cloth, in a very good photographic dust wrapper. Signed to title page b… Read more…


The Duty of Prayer illustrated and recommended From Scripture

Rev Alexander Whyte
[xii] pp1-401 [3] The book is bound in burgundy water silk with printed paper spine label. In good condition, the spine and lower cover are faded, the binding is starting to crack, occasional spots and stains to the pages. Inscribed "To the Right Honourable The Earl of Airly with the authors respectful good wishes". Before his ordination the Revere… Read more…


They Hate Roosevelt!

Marquis W Childs
pp26 Near fine pamphlet bound in bright orange wrappers. With laid in note to F B Adams Jr from his father, businessman and philanthropist Frederick Baldwin Adams (1878-1961), "Thanks it is interesting, and the first chapter at least isn't much exaggerated". This book comes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt collection of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr… Read more…


The Starless Night

John Lodwick
First edition, Near fine in black boards, a little spotting to the top edge. In a colourful dust wrapper with 6 shilling price label, very good, head of spine nicked with short closed tear. Read more…


Magasin des Petits Enfans, ou Recueil D'Amusemens a la Portee de leur Age, Suivi de deux Traites, instructifs et edifians

Mademoiselle de Los-Rios
pp1-128, wanting 129-144, the book is incomplete but the full text is present. A French volume printed for the English market, to be sold by La Societe Typographique, Rue St Jacques in London. Tree calf, with red Morocco label and gilt bands to the spine; the page edges have been died Irish green. A good copy, worn to corners and lower cover, which… Read more…


The Vengeance of Rome [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
Signed First Edition, Fine in a Fine dust jacket, not price clipped. Author's signature to title page, and inscription to John Baxter from Paris 2007 on ffep. With the author's joke dedication to "Boris Yeltsin" to half title page, reminding him to " take it easy on the vodka". A very nice copy. Read more…


Letters by Poet Roger Garfitt

Roger Garfitt [Neil Hanson]
[4 ALS] A collection of letters by Roger Garfitt made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his warm and appreciative letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Garfitt discusses his proposed submissions, including "The Broken Road" as "it's probably the best landscape poem I'v… Read more…


Letters and Postcards by Photographer Paul Joyce

Paul Joyce [Neil Hanson]
[7 ALS; 4TLS; 2 postcards] A collection of letters by the photographer Paul Joyce made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Joyce discusses his proposed submissions, including a collaboration with the poet Jonathan Williams. Joyce… Read more…


Letters and Transparency by Artist Norman Steven

Norman Steven [Neil Hanson]
[2 ALS] A collection of letters by the painter Norman Steven made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Steven apologises for his tardiness in replying to the invitation to contribute. He includes a 2.5 x 2cm colour photographic tr… Read more…


White House Physician

Vice-Admiral Ross T McIntire, George Creel
[vi] pp244 A biography of President Franklin D Roosevelt by his doctor, confidant and friend Ross T McIntire who was Surgeon General of the Navy. Near fine in blue cloth, in a very good dust jacket, rubbed to edges and a tiny hole to lower panel. Laid in: a letter [1tls] from the author to Frederick Adams thanking him for a Christmas gift. This boo… Read more…


Probate Valuation of the Estate of The First Earl of Halifax at Garrowby Hall, Yorkshire and London, including a Painting by Titian 'Portrait of a Young Man'

Hollis & Webb
ff208 A professionally compiled valuation of furnishings, silver, pictures etc, and Works of Art, made in January and February 1960 for probate purposes. Fine, bound in dark green watered silk cloth with gilt titles, single sided typescript on unlined pages, with index. Valuation prepared by Hollis and Webb Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents,… Read more…


Franklin D Roosevelt's Colonial Ancestors: Their Part in the Making of American History

Alvin Page Johnson
pp222 Near fine in red cloth, tiny nicks to top edges of a few pages; in a very good white dust jacket, very lightly soiled, now protected by a cellophane wrapper. The author was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. This book comes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt collection of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr, 1910 - 2001, the so… Read more…


The Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter

Laurence Echard
Two volumes in one of The Gazetteer 1738 in a pretty late 18th century binding of speckled calf; part 1 is the 14th edition, part 2 is the 7th which is lacking its final leaves as it finishes at T4. A scarce title. Read more…


The Parable of the Ten Virgins Opened and Applied being the Substance of divers Sermons on Matthew xxv, 1-14

Thomas Shepard
Two volumes in one, pp97-496 and pp1-344 [8] list of subscribers' names, lacking pp1-96. Sermons by Thomas Shepard, pastor of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New-England. Fair, in a later leather binding, upper board nearly detached, the text is incomplete as the book starts at page 97. Ownership inscription to first page of volume 1 "James Do… Read more…


Memoirs of an Amateur Musician

Edmund H Fellowes
viii pp220. The memoirs of author and musician Edmund H Fellowes who was widely known for his part is the revival of English music of the Tudor period. Very good in red cloth with gilt spine lettering, the pages are clean and crisp in a tight and square binding. In a good plus dust jacket, chipped to the spine ends and corners with a tear along the… Read more…


The History of Nottingham, Embracing Its Antiquities, Trade and Manufactures..

John Blackner
[x] pp460 Facsimile edition, reproduced in original size (large folio) limited to 300 copies of which this is number 74. Near fine in buckram over purple cloth with silver spine lettering, top edge dusty, the pages are bright, clean and crisp. Ownership label to front pastedown. In a near fine blue dust wrapper which is very lightly sunned to spine… Read more…


Toshio Tabuchi 1966-1991

Toshio Tabuchi
pp176 A beautiful large folio art book showcasing the work of Japanese artist Toshio Tabuchi from 1966-1991. Near fine in cream printed card covers, top edge dusty, in a very good illustrated dust wrapper which is lightly soiled. Fully illustrated in colour and black and white. Extra shipping charges may apply as this is a heavy volume. Read more…


Cal Arts [Colour Offset Lithograph]

April Greiman; Jayme Odgers
1195mmx293mm. Original poster from the archive of April Greiman as seen in the V&A exhibition Postmodernism, Style and Subversion (2011). According to the V&A catalogue description 'Though it may look like it was composed through digital means... this poster was actually assembled through a laborious process of cut-and-paste. It is an excellent exa… Read more…


La Vie et les Aventures de Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe
La Vie et les Aventures de Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe. Edition Orne, Imprimerie de Deckherr, Montbeliard. Volume 2, quarto, pp92. Fair in illustrated paper wrappers with four other full-page illustrations of the adventures of Crusoe and Friday. The upper cover and final three pages are extensively torn and creased with some loss, pages 3-23 a… Read more…