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W G Hoskins - Henry Williamson
The novelist Henry Williamson’s annotated copy of this topographical history of his adopted county. Near fine example of the third impression with Williamson’s ownership inscription ‘Henry Williamson Georgeham, 1960’ - the Devon village where he lived - on the half-title. Tipped in opposite is a letter presenting the book to him from his startruck… Read more…


A Chatto & Windus Almanack 1927 with Designs by Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer
Beautifully illustrated printed almanac with monthly vignettes and 12 full page illustrations by Stanley Spencer - the only book he illustrated. Quarter oatmeal cloth over paper covered boards, a little rubbed to extremities, slight browning to paper stock but a very good copy. This is Number 236 of 250 copies only, as stated on the limitation page… Read more…


UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY - For the Unfallen: Poems 1952-1958

Geoffrey Hill
Pre-publication proof of Geoffrey Hill's first mainstream collection of poetry. Printed card wrappers inscribed ‘June’ to upper cover - presumably the month of first publication. Collates [14] pp59 [5]. Very good condition throughout, the text clean and unmarked. Hill taught at Leeds University from 1954-1980 which probably explains the appearance… Read more…


Philosophical Investigations - Philosophische Untersuchungen

Ludwig Wittgenstein; G E M Anscombe [translator]
First edition of a key philosophical work of the twentieth century by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Deep blue buckram publisher’s binding, gold spine lettering, near fine binding. Ownership signature of ‘Pat Thomson’ together with their expert annotations to flyleaf and scattered through text, mixture of miniscule ink and pencil. The elusive errata slip is… Read more…


MANORIAL COURT BOOK: Sutton Outsoken 1650 usqe 1660

Commonwealth period Manorial Court Book for the district of ‘Sutton Outsoken’ in central Norfolk detailing fines against manorial custom as well as transfers of copyhold property. Small folio size manuscript bound in a reused vellum indenture from 1623. Manuscript title to front cover: ‘1650 usqe 1660’ - 1650 up to 1660 - with the letter ‘D’ below.… Read more…


SCOTTISH INDUSTRIALISM - Solutions of Exercises in Mechanics by William B Carmichael, Madras College St Andrews

William B Carmichael
Beautifully laid out collection of illustrated academic exercises by a teacher at St Andrews’ Madras College. Oblong quarto bound in quarter blue roan over textured royal blue paper covered boards with ‘Voluntaries’ in gilt to the upper board; a little rubbing only. Yellow coated endpapers. An albumen portrait photo of the author is mounted opposit… Read more…


JOHN CUNLIFFE’S ANNOTATED COPIES - A Pictorial Guide to Lakeland Fells Vols 1-VII & Outlying Fells

Alfred Wainwright; John A. Cunliffe
A set of ‘Wainwright’ owned and annotated by the Lakeland writer John Cunliffe, creator of Postman Pat and a longtime resident of Kendal. Seven volumes from Cunliffe’s library, all later editions from the 1970s and afterwards in well-used condition. The first volume has Cunliffe’s ownership inscription to the front pastedown ‘John and Sylvia Cunlif… Read more…


‘BOYS’ - SIEGFRIED SASSOON’S ANNOTATED COPY Royal Society of Portrait Painters Illustrated Catalogue

[Siegfried Sassoon’s Copy]
Siegfried Sassoon’s annotated copy of a catalogue of a London exhibition at the Royal Academy in London. Card wrappers, discoloured and stained to rear. Sassoon’s cipher book label to the verso of the front cover. Collates, pp6; xlv plates; pp40 text; [pp] 8 adverts. The plates include paintings by William Orpen, Sir John Lavery and Howard Somervil… Read more…



Ian McEwan [Signed]
Signed first edition of McEwans modern classic atonement bound in black publisher’s cloth in fine condition. Dusk jacket in similarly fine condition. The book is encased in the original sellers plastic covering from when it was signed and first sold by Manchester Waterstones. Absolutely fine. Shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize. Read more…


Our Game

John Le Carré [Signed]
Signed second impression of the first edition in quarter burgundy cloth and laid over grey textured paper in fine condition with gilt lettering to spine. Tiny brown spots on top edge. Maps decorating upper and lower end papers. Dust jacket in fine conditio, not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Silk burgundy bookmark. Read more…


The Green Knight

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight wrinkling to the bottom of spine and tiny brown spots to top edge. Gilt lettering spine and green top edge stain. Dust jacket is fine condition, not price clipped. Author’s signature in blue ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…


The Message To The Planet

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine, tiny brown spots to top edge and the tops corner of both pastedowns. Dust jacket in near fine condition with minor bumping to top and bottom of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Pengui… Read more…


Jackson’s Dilemma

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
Signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top of spine and tiny brown spots along the top edge. Gilt lettering to spine. Dust Jacket in near fine condition with minor rubbing to top of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…


Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming

Anthony Stevens [Signed], John Cunliffe [Signed]
From John Cunliffe’s library a signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in fine condition. Dust jacket in near fine condition with slight rubbing to top of spine. Signature by the author and Cunliffe to upper pastdown. Black and white illustration on page 40. Cunliffe is best remembered as… Read more…


Tess of The D’urbervilles: A Pure Woman (with map of Wessex)

Thomas Hardy, John A. Cunliffe
From John Cunliffe’s library a first pocket edition of Hardy’s masterpiece; Tess of The D’urbervilles, in burgundy cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to upper board and spine as well as blind stamp decoration to upper board. Gilt top edge. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to corners, fading to spine and some markings to… Read more…


The Gospel According to Jesus Christ [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo]

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero [Translater]
First English edition translated from Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, soft bound with a colour illustration to front cover in near fine condition with slight creasing to spine. Black and white illustration opposite first page of text. Saramago is thought to be Portugal's most influential living novelist. Read more…


The Listing Attic and The Unstrung Harp: Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel

Edward Gorey
Two works by the celebrated artist combined in a bright yellow paperback. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Gorey’s iconic black and white line drawing illustrations throughout. Read more…


Explanatory and Additional Articles to The Treaty concluded at The Hague, May 4, 1918, Between His Majesty and

Disbound treaty between George V, King of England and William III, King of the Netherlands to prevent the trafficking of slaves. Paper folio in near fine condition running to 6 pages, 2 unnumbered. Britannia water mark with vertical chain lines to cover page. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Majesty’s Command in 1823 and signed at Brux… Read more…


Users Handbook: Commodore pet computer

Users Handbook from the collection of William ‘Jack’ Robinson, a mathematician who worked in the University of Bradford Computing Laboratory in the 1960s and afterwards. Bound by two pieces of blue card and a plastic detachable spine holding pages in place. Binding in good condition with a few chips to front cover and some markings to back cover. T… Read more…



Laurie Lee
Laurie Lee’s copy of his book. Bound in card decorated with a green design in very good condition with bumping to spine and two loose pages [17/18 and 37/38]. Pencil inscription of ownership by the author to upper flyleaf. Two small pages of notes by the author laid in between front end papers. Notes seemingly depicting alterations the author wishe… Read more…


Coats of Arms Trick’t: A Herald Painter’s Workbooks [with] William of Orange’s Declaration of Reasons [&] Instructions for the Masters of Wards and Liveries

William of Orange, Constantijn Huygens; James Ley, Earl of Marlborough, [William Constable & Sir John Somers?]
Seventeenth century manuscript collection from the library of the Yorkshire antiquary William Constable which combines a key document of the Glorious Revolution, a herald painter’s workbook and an early copy of the most comprehensive study of a feudal court. Small folio bound in half calf over marbled boards, extensively rubbed, strengthening to up… Read more…


WINE MERCHANT’S ESTATE - A Catalogue of the Neat Household Furniture, Stock in Trade..

Charles Williams; Sidgwick & Son
Unrecorded auction catalogue for the ‘stock in trade’ - sherry, port, ‘coniac brandy’, rum and gin - from a recently deceased St Albans wine merchant, annotated by the auctioneer with the prices achieved. The printed catalogue is octavo size (21x13cm), made up of two bifolia loosely inserted to make 8 printed pages. There is soiling to the outer le… Read more…


MANUSCRIPT LETTER-BOOK, Autograph Letters and Photographs

David Gascoyne [Surrealist Poet]
Substantial bound manuscript by the poet David Gascoyne (1916-2001) together with an archive of photographs, letters from Gascoyne and his wife Judy Gascoyne and from Alan Clodd of the Enitharmon Press and many others. This collection which dates from David Gascoyne’s later years was acquired by his friend the society photographer Pamela Chandler (… Read more…


NAPOLEONIC WARS LOG of the Proceedings of The HMSS Malabar Kept by W B Boddy

W B Boddy
Napoleonic War manuscript ship’s log for a British warship in the Mediterranean that would be used shortly afterwards to transport convicts to New South Wales (1819) and Van Diemen’s Land (1821) in Australia. The folio-sized ship’s log comprises two disbound sections of a notebook of a junior British naval officer’s training logbook from 1814. Manu… Read more…



Robert Browning - Elliott & Fry
Signed Carte de Visite signed by the poet Robert Browning on the verso and exhibited for many ears at the Robert Browning Settlement. The card measures 62x103mm with Browning pictured in old age in an albumen photograph and the publisher’s details below. Browning’s name appears twice on the verso above the imprint. At the top his name is noted in p… Read more…