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Ballooning Over Everest

Leo Dickinson, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this beautifully photographed account of the 1990 balloon expedition over Everest by Leo Dickinson "the world's leading adventure film maker". A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Several annotated post-it notes laid in. From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of t… Read more…


Chris Bonnington's Everest

Chris Bonnington, [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this beautifully photographed memoir. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, inscribed on the title page "To George, Happy memories, Chris Bonnington". From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the successful team which conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Band was Pres… Read more…


All 14 Eight-Thousanders

Reinhold Messner,[translated by Audrey Salkeld], [George Band]
1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this first English edition of mountaineer Reinhold Messner's account of his achievement in climbing the Himalays' highest peaks. Near fine in blue cloth, rubbed to head and foot of the spine, slight spine lean, in a very good plus dust jacket which is scuffed and rubbed to the corners. Neat ownersh… Read more…


A Funeral Oration for His Most Sacred Majesty King George the Second

Ebenezer Radcliff
[4] pp 22 In modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover. Very good condition, foxing to final blank and brown staining to the top edge. A scarce title. Read more…


Discovery upon Discovery, In Defence of Doctor Oates against B.W's Libellous Vindication of him......and in Justification of L'Estrange against the same Libell

Roger L'Estrange
[2] pp 38 In modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover, browning to edges but otherwise near fine. An excellent example from the pamphlet wars following the English Civil War. Read more…


A Sermon Preached before the Governors of Addenbrooke's Hospital..

John Warren
[4] pp1-16 Stab sewn in modern blue card wrappers. Near fine condition, edges tanned. The second section is a report on the state of the hospital, including a short history, a list of the officers and annual subscribers of the charity, a list of patients admitted from October 1775- September 1776, and financial accounts. A fascinating record. Read more…


The Harmonic Cabinet, or Vocal Harmonist in Miniature, A Collection of the Most Admired Clees, Catches, Duetts, Canons, Epigrams &c

Dr Callcott, J Davy, Purcell, R Banks
3 volumes of 6 originally published comprising engraved music bound in contemporary half black morocco with gilt lines and decorative spines. Internally fresh in sound bindings; the volume numbers and price (8/6) have been added to the title page in manuscript. Volumes two and three are in uniform bindings over marbled boards which are rubbed to sp… Read more…


Ad...l M....w's Conduct in the Late Engagement Vindicated

A Gentleman of the Royal Navy [Admiral Thomas Mathews; Richard Lestock]
[4] pp47 [1] In near fine condition in modern blue card wrappers with title label to upper cover. The pamphlet concerns a dispute between Admiral Thomas Mathews and his second in command Richard Lestock over their defeat at the Battle of Toulon. Read more…


His Catholick Majesty's Manifest, Justifying His Conduct in Relation to the Late Convention

Philip V King of Spain
[4] pp53 [3] with the final blank present. Stab sewn in good condition with frayed edges, outer leaves darkened. A parallel translation in English and French. King Philip V of Spain disputes his obligations under the Convention of Pardo. Read more…


The Gothic and Baroque Style in Old Prague: Twenty Original Wood-Engravings

E Hrbek, J Horn
A beautifully produced collection of 20 architectural illustrations of the city of Prague, inscribed by Julius Horn to the title page. The original wood engravings (5 x 7cm) entitled Praga Caput Regni, are laid down onto buff card within a binding of cream leather with raised bands and gilt titles. In very good condition, the covers are lightly mar… Read more…


Legacy receipts from the Estate of John Thomas Batt, of New Hall, Wiltshire

John Thomas Batt, Susan Batt
13 Legacy receipts dating from 1831-2 for payments made by the estate of John Thomas Batt of New Hall near Salisbury in Wiltshire. There are legacies to individuals, such as his wife's sister, Sophia Neave, who received £2000 and two guineas for a ring; William Courtenay who received £500, and also charitable gifts, for example£100 to the Governors… Read more…


The House of the Ogress: A Story for Young Folks

William Edward Cule
pp195 First edition and Dedication Copy belonging to Marjorie Bingham, with laid in letters (4 ALS), newspaper cuttings and a black and white photograph of the author. In a letter to the Baptist times Marjorie's father, W H Bingham of Wigan, explains how the 25 year friendship between their family and Mr Cule began. The book is near fine in illustr… Read more…


To The Inhabitants of Scotland [Drop Head Title]

William Sibbald
pp4 Drop Head Title. Resolutions passed by the Incorporation of Merchants in Leith "in consequence of the present Political Agitation", at the Assembly Rooms, Leith, near Edinburgh, December 7th 1792. Printed on 4 sheets of paper which are in good condition, chipped and lightly stained with short closed tears but the text is complete and very legib… Read more…


A Collection of 8 Manuscript Notebooks relating to Mining (1943-55) by Rowland Adamson A.M.I.Min.E

Rowland Adamson
A collection of 8 manuscript notebooks owned by Rowland Adamson A.M.I.Min.E of Horwich near Bolton. Four of the notebooks contain notes taken while Adamson was a student of mining at Wigan and District Mining and Technical College in 1943-44. The notes and diagrams on mining law, machinery and safety are in a neat hand and obviously the work of a c… Read more…


Llyfr Darluniadol Y Sabboth; Yn Cynnwys Bywyd Crist

John Kitto
pp516 A handsome Welsh translation of Kitto's 'Life of Christ'. This devotional work contains weekly readings which are extensively illustrated with detailed steel engravings and bright coloured maps of the Holy Lands. A substantial folio in good condition, bound in half calf over cloth which is stained and soiled, the cloth is lifting from the wor… Read more…


Photograph Album Nice 1905

An album of photographs of a holiday in the French resort of Nice in 1905. There are 40 pages of small black and white photographs of various individuals, both adults and children, enjoying walks, sports, group picnics and motor vehicle trips. There are photographs of street scenes with local inhabitants, and coastal and river scenery. The buff pap… Read more…


Cowdray: The History of a Great English House

Mrs Charles Roundell
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…


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

Leopoldo Duran, Euan Cameron [translated by]
[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…


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

Frederick Delano Roosevelt, Pope Pius XII, Myron C Taylor
[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…


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

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Scott Carmichael
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…


A Introduction to The Log of the Larooco

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Donald Scott Carmichael
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…


Arsenals of Democracy

The Bureau of Public Relations, War Department
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…


Unknown Assailant

Patrick Hamilton
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…


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

James Wardell, John Holmes
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…