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Belgium - Reminiscences of a Tour [MANUSCRIPT DIARY]

Arthur Patterson Webb [1889-1959]
Illustrated manuscript diary of a journey through Belgium in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and the devastation of everything that the author describes here. Octavo, blue cloth over boards, gold bands and lettering to spine, slight fading and marking to spine and front board, spine and corners lightly pushed; green card… Read more…


The Principles of Quantum Mechanics: the Third Edition

Paul A M Dirac
Third edition of Dirac’s influential monograph on quantum mechanics, first published by Oxford University Press. Near fine book with the ownership signature in pencil of ‘J. Robinson 27.10.50.’ to the front flyleaf - W J Robinson was an academic mathematician at Bradford University. The jacket is in good condition, nicked and town at the head of th… Read more…


Family Manuscript of the O’Briens of Dromoland in Ireland and Blatherwicks in England

Henry O’Brien of Blatherwick, Sir Donough O’Brien, Donat O’Brien & Family
A manuscript record of the preeminent Irish O’Brien family written by Henry O’Brien and detailing his family’s history and landholdings as masters of Dromoland Castle and descendants of the High Kings of Ireland. Oblong large octavo bound in mid eighteenth century panelled reverse calf with the flourished signature of ‘H O’Brien’ written directly o… Read more…


Manuscript Address Book of Robert Browning containing 600 names

Robert Browning
A map of late 19th century British cultural life and a guide to Robert Browning's huge network of literary, artistic and personal friends, as well as family members and the professional connections which nourished one of the most renowned literary figures of his time.  Small black roan-bound notebook (8.5x13.5cm) with a gilt panel to each of the co… Read more…


Syllabus of the Lectures on Midwifery Delivered at Guy’s Hospital [INTERLEAVED]

John Haighton [James Adams]
John Haighton’s midwifery lectures at Guy’s Hospital interleaved in the autumn of 1818 with a trainee physician’s manuscript lectures notes. The book is bound in contemporary sheepskin-covered boards with interleaved blueish sheets of blank paper, apparently done by the book’s first owner, James Adams, who has glued and sewed a new spine covering a… Read more…


Wilfred’s Travels [ALASDAIR GRAY’S COPY]

Jeff Holmes, Alasdair Gray
Bound by pictorial laminated boards in fine condition. Biography of Wilfred Holmes by his son Jeff Holmes with a foreword by Alasdair Gray, including diary entries by Wilfred Holmes. Black and white images throughout. This copy came from Gray’s library. Read more…



Rabindranath Tagore
First English edition in publisher’s blue cloth with gilt lettering and illustration to front board and gilt lettering to spine; top edge gilt. Binding in very good condition with slight discolouration to spine, minor fraying to top and bottom of spine and browning to first end papers. Coloured illustration by Nandallal Bose as frontispiece opposit… Read more…


Space-Time Structure

Erwin Schrodinger
First edition in blue cloth publisher’s binding with embossed border and shield to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Binding in near fine condition with discolouration to spine and sellotape scars to end papers. Schrodinger was one of the major forces in theoretical physics in the last century. Read more…


Einstein Spaces (Prostranstva Einshteina)

A. Z. Petrov, R. F. Kelleher [TRANSLATOR]
First English edition in black buckram publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine in near fine condition with very slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in very good condition with small tear to top of spine and wrinkling to spine and front cover. A translation of the 1961 Russian first edition containing additional amendment… Read more…


Rochdale Past and Present: A History and Guide

William Rochdale
Presentation copy in red cloth publisher’s binding with black embossed border and gilt embossed illustration to front board. Gilt lettering to spine. Blue first end papers with pictorial advertisements. Binding in good condition with bumping to spine and corners as well as areas of discolouration to lower board. Splitting of inner hinge between upp… Read more…


The Cambrian-Trias Sequence of North-Western Kashmir: Parts of Muzaffarabad and Baramula Districts (Records of The Geological Survey of India)

D. N. Wadia
Bound in orange card in very good condition with small tears and wrinkling to spine. Pages fastened with staples. Presentation copy of an offprint from the author to Dr H. H. Thomas taken from the Records of The Geological Survey of India, volume 68, part 2. Black and white illustrations and tables located throughout. Includes plate 12, a coloured… Read more…


Cambridge East Greenland Expedition, 1929: Ascent of Petermann Peak (The Geographical Journal)

J. M. Wordie
Bound in blue card in near fine condition with slight browning and dirtying to edges. Pages fastened by string. Presentation copy of an offprint from the author to Professor Gordon taken from The Geographical Journal, volume 75, number 6. Several black and white photographs by R. C. Wakefield and M. M. L. Parkinson located throughout. An A2 map in… Read more…


Daly’s Theatre Leicester Square: Souvenir of the 100th Performance of Shakespere’s “Twelfth Night.” - Shakespeare

Augustin Daly - William Shakespeare
Daly’s Theatre souvenir playbill printed on silk in near fine condition with slight browning to edges. Two black and white images one to the front side and one to the lower side. Read more…


A Course of Pure Mathematics

G. H. Hardy
Red cloth publisher’s binding with embossed border to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Binding in good condition only with bumping and soiling to top and bottom of spine and open tears along spine edge. Patch of discolouration to front board. Foyles library sticker to front paste down. Second edition containing revisions made by the author… Read more…


Man Meets Dog [Dorothy L Sayers’ copy]

Konrad Z. Lorenz, Marjorie Kerr Wilson [TRANSLATOR]
Green cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine and some discolouration/wear to top and bottom edges. Ownership signature by Dorothy L. Sayers located on front flyleaf. Dust jacket in good condition with chips to spine and top edge. Not price clipped. Line d… Read more…


Shadow of the Moon

M.M. Kaye [Harold Nicolson]
Purple cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in near fine condition with slight rubbing to spine, illustrated by Dave Holmes. Not price clipped. Pen inscription and signature by author on front flyleaf to Harold Nicolson with her signature o… Read more…


Notes on The Bayntun Family

Hylton Bayntun-Coward
Black buckram publisher’s binding with gilt embossed symbol to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Cloth reinforcing front and lower inner hinge. Binding in fine condition. Bound photocopy of a typescript in black and white with a map of Wiltshire forming the frontispiece. Several black and white illustrations throughout along with eight black… Read more…


Algol Manual: 1900 Series

Manual bound by red card front board and white card lower. Pages hole punched and secured by three treasury tags (one missing). Binding in very good condition with slight wrinkling to lower board, discolouration to front board. The manual consists of an introduction, 4 parts and an index separated by tabbed dividers. Read more…



Daniel D. McCracken I.C.T
Computer Manual bound by burgundy card with pages secured by four brads. Gilt lettering to front board along with a cut out in the shape of an oval narrowing to a rounded point which exposes the title on the first page. Binding in very good condition with slight wrinkling to top and bottom of spine and board edges. Them manual runs over 8 chapters… Read more…


Diary of the 2nd Commission of HMS Linnet Commissioned at Hong Kong

W H Parker
Diary of a young British officer serving with the China Squadron, based in Hong Kong and patrolling Chinese and Japanese waters between 1886-1889. Parker writes in a small octavo which is bound in black textured cloth over thin boards, chipping to spine covering; decorative printed endpapers. Ruled leaves with most stapled gatherings now loose from… Read more…


Tokunabe Exhibition 22.IV.73

Bernard Leach
[Reserved MH] Bernard Leach’s personal copy of the exhibition catalogue for a Japanese exhibition that he attended in 1973 in Tokyo. Brown textured wrapper with Leach’s descriptive title written on the upper cover: ‘Tokunabe Exhibition 22.IV.73 old pieces 900 years Mitsokoshi.’ 52 pages, extensively illustrated, printed in the Japanese alphabet thr… Read more…



Stevie Smith
Presentation copy with 4 autograph corrections to the text by the poet. This is a first edition of Stevie Smith's 3rd volume of poetry, illustrated by the author, bound in blue cloth, rubbed, internally near fine. On the first flyleaf is written: ‘To Jane and Mark from Stevie with love.’ Above is a pencil note stating that ‘Jane = Tabrisky (Degras)… Read more…


[GLASGOW] Farming Ledger for the Villages of Yoker & Renfrew

John Harvey - Harvie
East Glasgow farming ledger compiled by John Harvey for land and properties on either side of the Clyde, 5 miles from central Glasgow. Contemporary vellum with external straps and ink label to boards, remains of leather ties. Text written over 250 pages (125 foliated leaves) with manuscript title page, index and extensive contents relating to busin… Read more…


The Struggle for Europe [SIGNED]

Chester Wilmot
Signed first edition of this key work of second world war history. A very good copy in publisher’s blue cloth, signed ‘Chester Wilmot’ below his printed name on the title page. The text is clean and complete. The jacket is in good condition, price-clipped to the front flap, some fraying at both ends of the spine and a closed tear along part of the… Read more…


A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life

Slim Aarons
First edition of Slim Aaron’s photographic study of the ‘life of America’s elite from coast to coast’. Crisp navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, small mark to endpaper, no inscriptions, slight spotting to half title otherwise near fine. In a good jacket, lightly nicked to edges, a closed tear running down from the top of the spine fold with the fr… Read more…