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Thomas's Burlesque Drama: The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb, The Tailors, Midas, Bombastes Furioso, The Mayor of Garratt

Robert Cruikshank, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Kane O'Hara, William Barnes Rhodes, Samuel Foot
(The Beggar's Opera, Tom Thumb, The Tailors, Midas, Bombastes Furioso, The Mayor of Garratt) Six plays issued together as Thomas's Burlesque Drama by the London publisher Joseph Thomas in 1837. Bound in decorative red blind stamped cloth with gilt to the spine and all edges gilt. Old bookshop label of 'Lacy Theatrical Bookseller 89, Strand London'… Read more…


Kiss me Deadly [Poster]

Mickey Spillane
(35 x 44cm) A Belgian poster for Robert Aldrich's 1955 film adaptation of Kiss Me Deadly starring Ralph Meeker. The striking image is nicked and rubbed with punctures where it was originally stapled into position. A superb object nonetheless. Read more…


Resolutions of the Associated Architects; with the Report of a Committee..

William Chambers, Matthew Brettingham, John Soane, Associated Architects
[4] pp 31 [1] An uncommon architectural pamphlet in near fine condition, stab-sewn in original blue paper wrappers. The pages are untrimmed with a few foxing spots. The pamphlet presents the findings of 'the whole society of Architects' (including Matthew Brettingham, William Chambers, John Soane) who met in 1792 to consider the causes of the frequ… Read more…


A Nineteenth-Century Childhood

Mary MacCarthy [James Tait Black]
A novel by the Bloomsbury group novelist, Mary MacCarthy, owned by the widow of the publisher James Tait Black and with a letter from the author laid in. The new impression of November 1924 is in bright red cloth, very good, spine a little sunned, spotting to edges and preliminaries. On the front pastedown the bookplate of 'JTB, Underscar, Keswick'… Read more…


Manuscript Notebook of New Zealand and Scottish Family History consisting of Notes on John Wallace Murdoch's "Reminiscences", and Yuilles of Darleith

William Young, John Wallace Murdoch, Yuille Family of Darleith
Unpublished manuscript. A soft cover notebook, black wrappers over lined white paper, containing about 40 pages of family history mostly in one neat, legible hand. The notes have been copied from older sources kept in family archives. The book is in very good condition, covers a little rubbed and creased, a few pages dog eared. An interesting resou… Read more…


Manuscript Notebook: Gunnery, Aircraft Recognition and Torpedoes

E Drummond
Unpublished manuscript written by E Drummond. O/S. P/JX709381. A soft cover notebook, blue spine and grey wrappers, containing about 50 pages of military training notes in one neat, legible hand. There are sections on Depth Charges, Torpedoes, Radar Plotting and Electrics, and Fire Control among others. Incomplete diary entries date the book to aro… Read more…


Northallerton's Clockmakers: Hugh Pannell and His Successors

David F Severs
pp244 A history of the clock makers of the town of Northallerton in Yorkshire by a descendant of Hugh and Joshua Pannell. The volume also discusses the work of 3 other clock making families ie Hepton, Tessyman and Cade. The book has been rebound in a smart binding of green leather over green boards with gilt spine lettering. The binding is near fin… Read more…


Spode's Willow Pattern and other designs after the Chinese

Robert Copeland
pp182 The 1990 paperback edition rebound in a smart binding of blue leather with gilt spine lettering and decoration over white boards. Two silk book marks. Binding very good, white boards lightly soiled. The text is bright and fresh, ephemera laid in. This book comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bibliophile Martin E Thorpe. Read more…


The Collector containing articles and illustrations.....on China, Engravings, Needlework Pictures and Embroidery, Lace, Old Silver, Pewter, Old Books and Prints etc

Ethel Deane
Three large folio volumes of The Collector. Volumes I and II are the Cheap Edition of 1905, in green cloth with red titles and decoration; Volume III dated 1907 is a heavier book bound in buckram with gilt titles and spine lettering. Well illustrated in black and white. Very good condition, covers fresh, a little rubbing to the corners, internally… Read more…


The Masons of Lane Delph and the origin of Masons Patent Ironstone China

Reginald G Haggar
pp104 First edition. A well illustrated history of Masons of Staffordshire. The book has been rebound using the original publisher's boards with gilt titles. Very good in fresh red cloth, faint musty smell, spotting to rear end papers, the text is crisp and clean. Ephemera laid in. This book comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bib… Read more…


The Boy Who Wanted to Learn What it Meant to Shiver

Robert Stocks
A cartoon story book hand written in Gothic style script with macabre and ghoulish drawings. A self-publication in a lavish binding, as new in bright red boards, embossed titles, marbled end papers, the pages have been artificially aged, browned, stained and chipped to the edges. An unusual self publication. Read more…


Wonders of the Stereoscope

John Jones
pp126 An illustrated history of three-dimensional photography, complete with 48 stereo cards and a plastic fold out Stereo Viewer within a protective box, which is bound in pretty floral cloth to match the large folio book; both within a slip case. The book is fine, the plastic box is cracked but the viewer and cards are undamaged, the slip case is… Read more…


The British Bookmaker: A Journal for The Book Printer - The Book Illustrator; The Book Cover Designer - The Book Binder; Librarians, and Lovers of Books Generally: Vol VI, 1892-93

Robert Hilton [editor]
Volume VI of this journal devoted to the craft and history of book binding, published in1893 and containing numerous plates, text illustrations, cloth binders specimen plates, advertisements etc. Edited by Robert Hilton, The British Bookmaker was published from 1891-1894 before being absorbed into The British Printer. This volume was owned by the Y… Read more…


The Hand Book for Visitors to the Bristol and Clifton Hotwells; containing a Chemical Analysis of the Spa, also observations on its internal and external uses, to which are added a Geological Sketch of the Avon District

W Herapath, R Etheridge
pp60 A detailed guide for visitors to the Royal Clifton Spa near Bristol published c1853. This is the one shilling and sixpence edition which includes the coloured fold out geological section of the Clifton Rocks on the north side of the River Avon from Sea Mills to the Hotwells. In publisher's blue cloth with embossed decoration and gilt titles. T… Read more…


Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton, derived principally from Documents in his Majesty's State-Paper Office, now First Published

Rev H J Todd, John Milton, [Charles Merivale]
[viii] pp370 [lxvii] Appendix containing an Inquiry into the Origin of Paradise Lost. The book is bound in contemporary calf with a brown morocco label, raised bands, gilt tooling and embossed decoration. Very good, leather is rubbed to edges and corners with a short tear to the head of the spine, the boards are fresh; occasional spotting to the te… Read more…


The Dumpling: A Detective Love Story [inscribed presentation copy]

John Coulson Kernahan
Inscribed presentation copy of the first edition: 'To Lou Warren from Coulson Kernahan' in black ink on the verso of the decorative first free endpaper. Original publisher's cloth with Napoleon design onlaid, fading to white lettering on the spine; the blue cloth binding is square and clean, some spotting to the thick paper stock throughout. Comple… Read more…


Plays and Poems

Henry James Snell
pp 373 A collection of Edwardian poems and three plays entitled 'The Iceni; A Tragedy', 'The Obstinate Family' and 'Our Jenny'. A high standard publication in publisher's embossed green cloth, with red leather spine, gilt spine lettering and all edges bright gilt. In very good condition; spine worn and joint cracked. Internally fine, the pages are… Read more…


Mr Anthony

The Earl of Orrery [Roger Boyle]
Mr Anthony. A Comedy by Roger Boyle, the Earl of Orrery, reprinted 1794, T Wilkins, very erratic pagination but the text appears to be complete. An octavo play bound in half green leather over green marbled boards with gilt spine lettering, second quarter of the 19th century, binder's ticket of 'T Connolly, Bookseller,10 Up. Ormond Quay, Dublin'. I… Read more…


Annotated Play Typescripts and Theatre Programme belonging to the actor John Martin Harvey (1863-1944)

Sir John Martin-Harvey, Maxwell Gray
Four typescripts of plays, a theatre programme and an advertisement flyer belonging to the English stage actor Sir John Martin-Harvey. The plays include "The Diamond Pendant" an adaptation in four acts of Maxwell Gray's novel of the same title, bound in green card covers, internally near fine; "Partners" a one act play which has been renamed "Bridg… Read more…


Red Men and White

Owen Wister
A First British Edition of this collection of Western short stories by Owen Wister, author of 'The Virginian'. It is illustrated by his friend, the artist and sculptor Frederick Remington who specialised in depictions of the American West. In publisher's tan cloth with gilt titles and vignettes of a cowboy and native American, very good, covers rub… Read more…


A Voyage Round The World in the Years 1740, 1741, 1742, 1743, 1744

George Anson
[xvi] map pp444. A new edition, revised, of Lord Anson's expedition to the South Seas, in an Edinburgh academy prize binding of polished calf with a laurel wreath design to the upper cover, pretty gilt tooling to the spine, marbled end papers. Very good, leather worn to the corners and spine ends, the binding is tight; the text is clean and complet… Read more…


"Black and White" Illustrated Budget, Numbers 221-245, January- June 1904

Arnold Golsworthy
A collection of illustrated magazines dated January-June1904 bound in one large volume, in red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Each issue, originally priced at two pence, includes serious news items of the day such as the Russo-Japanese crisis along with more light hearted articles, for example 'A visit to the photographer', reports on cricket mat… Read more…


Mansfield Park

Jane Austen
Richard Bentley's 1856 edition of Jane Austen's popular novel, bound in Westley's original purple bead-grain cloth, decorated in blind and gilt. The spine has been relaid and there are new endpapers at the front and end of the book. The gilt lettering on the spine describes this as Volume IV of 'The Works of Miss Austen'. The 1833 engraved frontisp… Read more…


Paul Fane, [and] Deeds Not Words

N P Willis, M Bell
Two 19th century novels in one fine binding. Half black morocco over marbled boards, bright gilt tooling to the spine, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers with a Walter Crane-style 'JNP' bookplate to the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a near fine square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising: 1. N P Wil… Read more…


The Freebooters, [and] The White Scalper

Gustave Aimard
Two 19th century Texan War novels in one fine binding. Half black morocco with red spine label and bright gilt tooling on raised bands over blue boards, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to the leather of the binding but a near fine square copy, clean and unmarked throughout, comprising: 1. Gustave Aimard, The Freebooters: A Sto… Read more…