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Memoirs of the Lives of Robert Haldane of Airthrey, and of his brother James Alexander Haldane

Alexander Haldane
1852
xvi pp 676 A biography of the Scottish theologian Robert Haldane (1764-1842) and his brother James who was an evangelist and church leader. In blue leather over pebbled cloth, raised bands and gilt lettering to spine, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Bookplate to front pastedown showing the coat of arms of William Ogilvy Dalgleish of Errol. In n… Read more…
#5720

£70.00

Lorca: The Poet and His People

Arturo Barea, [translated by] Ilsa Barea
1944
pp103 The first edition of Arturo Barea's appreciation of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, translated from the Spanish by Ilsa Barea. A near fine copy, bound in the original tan boards which are very fresh, a spot of sunning to the head of the spine; the text is printed on heavy grey paper which is clean and crisp. In a very good, bright dus… Read more…
#5722

£60.00

Mrs Fisher or The Future of Humour

Robert Graves
1928
pp 95 [24] First Edition, one of the To-day and To-morrow series published by Kegan Paul in the 1920's to "provide the reader with a survey of numerous aspects of most modern thought". The book is very good in brown boards with white paper labels, very fresh apart from some mould bloom to the boards. In the uncommon white dust jacket which is good,… Read more…
#5723

£85.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(25x20cm) Large format vintage photograph showing a regal-looking Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a gloss finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/47' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean ro… Read more…
#5727

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(22x15cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/55' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of H… Read more…
#5728

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Richard III in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1955 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1955
(19x16cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier playing Richard III in the 1955 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/57' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean roles of H… Read more…
#5729

£80.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Henry V in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1944 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1944
(22x17cm) Large format vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier in full armour playing Henry V in the 1944 film. This is a matt finish stamped proof 'Ref LO/49' and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakespearean… Read more…
#5730

£100.00

A photograph of Laurence Olivier in character as Othello in the Shakespeare film he directed in 1965 - from Olivier's Collection

William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier
1965
(12.5x 9cm) Vintage photograph showing Laurence Olivier in character as Othello in the 1965 film. This is a matt finish proof, marked 'Othello' in blue ink in the margin, and was owned by Olivier himself, probably dating from the 1970s. From youthful success Olivier went on to become the preeminent actor of his generation, defining the great Shakes… Read more…
#5731

£60.00

Trade Bookbinding in the British Isles

Stuart Bennett
2004
pp176 Large Folio, fine in black cloth with gilt titles over tan boards, in a fine dust wrapper showing only the slightest signs of handling. Lavishly illustrated in colour. Written by the head of book and photograph sales at Christie's South Kensington. This splendid copy comes from the collection of Yorkshire bookbinder and bibliophile Martin E T… Read more…
#5770

£80.00

Set of 19 Rudyard Kipling novels and verse

Rudyard Kipling
1899
An attractive collection of 19 Rudyard Kipling novels and verse dating from 1899 to the early 30's. Some firsts and some reprints in red cloth with gilt top edge and gilt decoration to cover and spine. Titles include: Puck of Pook's Hill, Captain Courageous, Stalky & Co, The Second Jungle Book and Just So Stories. Also included is one volume of Rud… Read more…
#5873

£120.00

Memoires sur L'Affaire de Varennes

Le Marquis de Bouille, Les Comtes de Raigecourt et de Damas, Le Capitaine Deslon, Le Comte de Valory
1823
pp 324. A collection of memoirs relating to the French Revolution, especially concerning the journey to Varennes by King Louis XVI in June 1791. With editor's foreword, biographical notes and copies of original letters and documents. The book is bound in original publisher's cloth, leather spine label with gilt lettering, speckled edges to the text… Read more…
#5928

£65.00

The Theatre of War and Revolution in Views, Maps and Plans with Historical and Descriptive Letter Press

A H Payne
1850
2 volumes. Good in half green Morocco over marbled boards; with most of the colour removed from the spines and worn to corners. Internally very fresh. Neat ownership inscriptions of John Scott. A history of the European revolutions of 1848, fully illustrated with laid down engraved plates by A H Payne and numerous fold out maps and town plans. Read more…
#5932

£100.00

The Juvenile Pictorial Cabinet consisting of original pieces, poetry and anecdotes

1870
pp376 A small (11x14cm) magazine of a moral and religious theme bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles and embossed and gilt decoration. Ownership inscriptions of J B Boston of Scorton and Miss Laura Earle of Catterick to the yellow end papers. The book is undated but there is an attractive engraved frontispiece of the Crystal Palace in Hy… Read more…
#5952

£100.00

The Chronicles of Waltham

The Author of "The Subaltern", "The Country Curate" etc (George Robert Gleig)
1835
vi pp 1-512 A Brussels imprint in English of George Gleig's novel "The Chronicles of Waltham", part of a series of Wahlen's Modern British Authors. The book is attractively bound in quarter embossed leather with gilt title over green marbled boards; the spine is sunned, the boards are bright but rubbed and worn to the edges and corners. The binding… Read more…
#5958

£125.00

The Country Curate

The Author of "The Subaltern", and "The Chelsea Pensioners" (George Robert Gleig)
1830
Two volumes [iv] pp 1-334; pp1-435 [2] adverts. George Gleig's novel "The Country Curate". The books are bound in their original boards with printed paper spine labels ; the spines are worn, the boards are only lightly soiled but worn to corners. The bindings are tight and the text is particularly crisp and clean. Unclear ownership inscription to f… Read more…
#5959

£75.00

Alphonse Mucha Posters and Photographs

Jiri Mucha, Marina Henderson, Aaron Scharf
1971
pp136 large folio. Jiri Mucha traces the career and achievements of his father, Moravian artist Alphonse Mucha. The photographic section of the book shows the use Mucha made of his photographs in planning his work. 157 illustrations, of which 40 are in colour. Near fine in grey cloth, in a very good photographic dust wrapper. Signed to title page b… Read more…
#5964

£100.00

They Hate Roosevelt!

Marquis W Childs
1936
pp26 Near fine pamphlet bound in bright orange wrappers. With laid in note to F B Adams Jr from his father, businessman and philanthropist Frederick Baldwin Adams (1878-1961), "Thanks it is interesting, and the first chapter at least isn't much exaggerated". This book comes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt collection of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr… Read more…
#6005

£70.00

The Starless Night

John Lodwick
1955
First edition, Near fine in black boards, a little spotting to the top edge. In a colourful dust wrapper with 6 shilling price label, very good, head of spine nicked with short closed tear. Read more…
#6021

£75.00

The Vengeance of Rome [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
2006
Signed First Edition, Fine in a Fine dust jacket, not price clipped. Author's signature to title page, and inscription to John Baxter from Paris 2007 on ffep. With the author's joke dedication to "Boris Yeltsin" to half title page, reminding him to " take it easy on the vodka". A very nice copy. Read more…
#6136

£60.00

White House Physician

Vice-Admiral Ross T McIntire, George Creel
1946
[vi] pp244 A biography of President Franklin D Roosevelt by his doctor, confidant and friend Ross T McIntire who was Surgeon General of the Navy. Near fine in blue cloth, in a very good dust jacket, rubbed to edges and a tiny hole to lower panel. Laid in: a letter [1tls] from the author to Frederick Adams thanking him for a Christmas gift. This boo… Read more…
#6180

£85.00

Probate Valuation of the Estate of The First Earl of Halifax at Garrowby Hall, Yorkshire and London, including a Painting by Titian 'Portrait of a Young Man'

Hollis & Webb
1960
ff208 A professionally compiled valuation of furnishings, silver, pictures etc, and Works of Art, made in January and February 1960 for probate purposes. Fine, bound in dark green watered silk cloth with gilt titles, single sided typescript on unlined pages, with index. Valuation prepared by Hollis and Webb Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents,… Read more…
#6192

£70.00

The Gazetteer's or Newsman's Interpreter

Laurence Echard
1738
Two volumes in one of The Gazetteer 1738 in a pretty late 18th century binding of speckled calf; part 1 is the 14th edition, part 2 is the 7th which is lacking its final leaves as it finishes at T4. A scarce title. Read more…
#6203

£75.00

Memoirs of an Amateur Musician

Edmund H Fellowes
1946
viii pp220. The memoirs of author and musician Edmund H Fellowes who was widely known for his part is the revival of English music of the Tudor period. Very good in red cloth with gilt spine lettering, the pages are clean and crisp in a tight and square binding. In a good plus dust jacket, chipped to the spine ends and corners with a tear along the… Read more…
#6216

£65.00

The History of Nottingham, Embracing Its Antiquities, Trade and Manufactures..

John Blackner
1985
[x] pp460 Facsimile edition, reproduced in original size (large folio) limited to 300 copies of which this is number 74. Near fine in buckram over purple cloth with silver spine lettering, top edge dusty, the pages are bright, clean and crisp. Ownership label to front pastedown. In a near fine blue dust wrapper which is very lightly sunned to spine… Read more…
#6231

£70.00