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Diatriba Theologica de Falsis Prophetis Decima

Jeremiae Curriti, Marcus Benjaminus a Rosset
Diatriba Theologica de Falsis Prophetis Decima by Jeremiae Curriti and Marcus Benjaminus a Rosset, Berne, 1699. Very good pamphlet, stab sewn in original bright marbled wrappers, a little wear to spine, corners creased but the binding is tight, the pages clean and crisp with attractive woodcuts. This volume is part of a Swiss collection from the Va… Read more…


Diatriba Prima de Veris Prophetis

Jeremiae Curriti, Joan Fran Leyvraz
Diatriba Prima de Veris Prophetis, by Jeremiae Curriti and Joan Fran Leyvraz, Berne, 1691. Good pamphlet, stab sewn in original marbled wrappers, stain to upper cover, some wear to spine and corners, pages stained but crisp. This volume is part of a Swiss collection from the Vaudois Alps. Read more…


Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica

Cecil Roth
A Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish history. A new, revised and enlarged edition. Inscribed: 'Cecil Roth. Detroit. 11.v.58' on title page. In original publishers green cloth, worn to corners and hinges. Do please get in touch with Christian White at Modernfirsteditions if you would like further details. Read more…


Modes and Manners

Max Von Boehn [translated by] Joan Joshua
Four volumes; I and II dated 1932, III and IV 1935. Very good in blue cloth, with gilt spine lettering, spine ends a little browned. Paper stock darkened but the pages are clean in tight and square bindings. In a good dust jackets, spines tanned with worn ends and nicks to front panels. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary paintings and d… Read more…


Modes and Manners of the Nineteenth Century as Represented in the Pictures and Engravings of the Time

Dr Oskar Fischel, Max Von Boehn [translated by] M Edwardes
Three volumes. Very good in beige cloth, upper cover and spine delightfully decorated with embossed floral design and gilt titles, lower panels a little marked, gilt top edges. With floral end papers and good quality, fresh pages in square bindings, volumes I and III just starting to crack. Illustrated with reproductions of contemporary paintings a… Read more…


A Collection of the Public General Acts for the Regulation of Railways: Including Companies, Lands, and Railways Clauses Consolidation Acts, Complete

James Bigg [edited by]
pp 525 Near Fine in publisher's brown embossed boards with detailed gilt decoration. In a square and tight binding, light foxing to edges. A splendid copy in the hand. Read more…


Five Plays by R B Sheridan bound in one volume: The Duenna, St Patrick's Day, School for Scandal, The Critic, The Rivals

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Five plays by R B Sheridan in one volume, bound in modern half calf over marbled boards. The Duenna, The Critic and The Rivals are Oxberry's Editions as performed at the Theatres Royal, with remarks. School for Scandal and St Patrick's Day, which is appropriately printed on pale green paper, are uncommon Dublin imprints, published by Patrick Byrne… Read more…


A Poet's Song, 1975, [Conductor's Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Donald Edwards Denniston, [Colin Davis]
Donald Edwards Denniston, A Poet's Song, 1975, inscribed by composer on title page: 'To Colin Davis, Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the city. you will always be a great inspiration to my musical career. Donald E. Dennistoun Boston, Mass' (Walt Whitman setting 'In celebration of the American Bicentennial'. This score is from a large co… Read more…


Cantata In Memoriam Jan Palach [Conductor's Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Christopher Shaw, [Colin Davis]
Christopher Shaw, Cantata In Memoriam Jan Palach, no publisher noted, 1985; 2 volumes; full score-large folio, with piano reduction-small folio, both spiral bound, ownership inscription of C G Shaw. This score is from a large collection of scores that belonged to the conductor Sir Colin Davis, many annotated and used in performance, almost all from… Read more…


Movements for Orchestra [Conductor's Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Tristan Keuris, [Colin Davis]
Tristan Keuris, Movements for Orchestra, Donemus Amsterdam, 1981; large folio in brown plastic binding. This score is from a large collection of scores that belonged to the conductor Sir Colin Davis, many annotated and used in performance, almost all from the post-war period and including at least two examples of scores from which Davis conducted t… Read more…


The Rio Grande, poem by Sacheverell Sitwell [Conductor's Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Constant Lambert, [Colin Davis]
Constant Lambert, The Rio Grande, poem by Sacheverell Sitwell, Vocal Score, Oxford University Press, 1929; pictorial card wrappers. This score is from a large collection of scores that belonged to the conductor Sir Colin Davis, many annotated and used in performance, almost all from the post-war period and including at least two examples of scores… Read more…


Piano Concerto 1979/80, [Conductor's Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Tristan Keuris, [Colin Davis]
Tristan Keuris, Piano Concerto 1979/80, Donemus Amsterdam; large folio in clear plastic wrapper and publisher's letter with this complimentary copy of the score, commending the young and promising Dutch composer Tristan Keuris. This score is from a large collection of scores that belonged to the conductor Sir Colin Davis, many annotated and used in… Read more…


Hsiang Fei Opus 40, [Orchestral Score, Colin Davis' copy]

Gene Gutche, [Colin Davis]
Gene Gutche, Hsiang Fei Opus 40, 1965, no publisher; large folio spiral bound in black plastic wrapper with compliments label, striking graphics. This score is from a large collection of scores that belonged to the conductor Sir Colin Davis, many annotated and used in performance, almost all from the post-war period and including at least two examp… Read more…


O More Than Happy Countryman

H E Bates
pp104 A most attractive volume inscribed by the author to Geoffrey Harmsworth who was a colleague in the RAF Intelligence Corps. The book is beautifully illustrated with 10 full page black and white plates by C F Tunnicliffe, along with other vignettes within the text. Very good, bound in its original green cloth; the text is fresh and crisp. In a… Read more…


An Historical Sketch of the Progress of Knowledge in England, from the Conversion of the Anglo Saxons, to the End of the Reign of Queen Elisabeth [grangerised - extra-illustrated edition]

James George Barlace, James Aldous [Frederick Bouttat, I Oliver etc]
[vii] pp 358 [xxi] [1] Extra illustrated by James Aldous around 1850 with a sequence of engravings including seventeenth century portraits of Phillip II of Spain and a portrait of Sir Francis Bacon. Worn black morocco binding, repairs to hinges, strengthening to inner hinges with black cloth. Red endpapers. Ownership signature of Henry and a much l… Read more…


Peninsula of Death [Gallipoli - presentation copy]

William James Blackledge; Digger Craven
viii, pp 248. First world war Gallipoli memoir inscribed by its author - or perhaps its ghost writer - as the title pages describes the work 'As Told to W J Blackledge by Digger Craven.' Blackledge has written on the title page: 'To Jack Wardle, With every good wish, W J Blackledge. January, 1937.' Bound in publisher's black cloth, unevenly faded;… Read more…


Notes on the Journey

Alicia Mulvany [William Thomas Mulvany]
[4] pp 174 [pp] 16, blank 'Notes'. Privately produced collection of poems, essays and translations by a well travelled, wealthy Irish woman married to the Irish entrepreneur in Germany, William Thomas Mulvany. There is no imprint or date so the date 1898 must be inferred from the final dated memorial poem to Mulvany with which the volume ends - the… Read more…


My Canoe [signed by translator]

Maurice Chenue; Bertram Ratcliffe
One of six hundred copies, this example inscribed by the translator who was the first British soldier to escape a German POW camp during the First World War and return to Britain. The translator has inscribed the first blank: 'Bertram Ratcliffe Linton Wetherby Yorkshire'. Near fine book, otherwise unmarked, in near very good jacket, a little rubbin… Read more…


Form and Sound: Can their Beauty be Dependent on the Same Physical Laws?

Thomas Purdie
ix, pp112, xv lithographed plates. Edinburgh printed study in aesthetics presented to the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. Blind stamped green cloth with neo-classical decoration to the boards; an old tear across the cloth at the tail of the spine, repaired. Yellow coated endpapers, a small scar at the head of the first endpaper where a label has be… Read more…


A Short History of Russia

Joseph A Shearwood
Narrative history of Russia in its original printed wrappers by a London barrister. The wrappers are brittle and chipped to edges but an uncommon survival even thus. Internally there is browning but the text is clean and complete. Shearwood makes the point in his introduction that his history is intended to novel in its inclusion of recent developm… Read more…


Public House Reform: A Public Meeting

License Amendment League
57x88cm Large poster for a public house reform meeting addressed by 'Dr. Martin of Manchester', opposing the temperance movement. Printed in Hartlepool where the meeting was due to take place on February 16, 1870, the poster is in very good condition, old folds, a single close tear to the top left hand margin, light soiling only, an unusual surviva… Read more…


Mrs Wilson's [Actual] Diary [Manuscript Appointments' Diary of the Leader of the Opposition Harold Wilson's wife]

Mary Wilson - Harold Wilson
Diary of Mary Wilson, wife of Harold Wilson, then Leader of the Opposition who became Prime Minister again the following year. Pre-printed diary, one double spread per week. 'M Wilson 5 Lord North St London SW1. 01 - 222 - 4949.' on verso of second blank, following two pages in which Mrs Wilson lists here charity roles in relation to the British Po… Read more…


All About Baby

Steedman's Soothing Powders
(11x15cm) Promotional publication for recording a baby's early months, pre-illustrated with tipped-in photographs, each with an advertising slogan printed below for 'Steedman's Soothing Powders'. Small oblong format tied through 3 holes in the fold with red silk cord. The first leaf records that the book was 'Printed in Bavaria' for Raphael Tuck an… Read more…


Stubbs' European Hotel Guide 1897

pp 300. Capacious and informative illustrated guide to British hotels, working outwards from London to the province and including 'Boarding Establishments, Hydropathic Establishments, Restaurants and Continental Hotels.' Blue textured cloth binding with black and gilt decoration, yellow illustrated endpapers for 'Genuine Native Oysters' from Burnha… Read more…


Mrs Roscoe's Confectionary [confectionery] Book Dec 28th 1868

William Roscoe; Mrs Roscoe
pp 40 & 100 blanks. Manuscript recipe book owned by the Liverpool abolitionist and historian William Roscoe whose recipes were entered into the book a generation after his death, probably by one of his daughters-in-law. Neat Regency period quarto manuscript book bound in decorative green cloth with 'W.m Roscoe Book' in black ink to the front pasted… Read more…