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De Consolatione Philosophiae Libri V

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius [Davies Gilbert]
With the bookplate and annotation of a former President of the Royal Society (1827-1830), Davies Gilbert Early nineteenth century full calf binding with gilt to the spine and gilt double panelling to the boards. Cracked along the outer hinges, some wear to leather at head and tail of spine; marbled endpapers, engraved title-page and portrait and wo… Read more…


Histoire de Fenelon, Archeveque de Cambrai

J J E Roy; Cardinal de Beausset
Wonderfully colourful French publisher’s binding from the late 1850s. Embossed coloured paper with a central vignette to the upper board of Fenelon in full flow, declaiming from the pulpit, and a floral motif in the equivalent frame on the lower board. There is extensive rubbing to the binding which has cracked along the upper outer hinge and has o… Read more…


A Book of Typefaces With Some Illustrated Examples of Text and Display Settings

W. S. Cowell [Herbert Read]
Critic and writer Herbert Read’s copy, numbered and presented to him probably by the book’s distributor, Faber and Faber. Illustrated cloth covered boards ‘printed by offset lithography on white book cloth’, internally spiral bound and printed to a very high standard on ‘two-sheet ivorex board’. Dustjacket in good condition, not price-clipped, old… Read more…


The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Published in 1526 Being the First Translation from the Greek into English

William Tyndale; George Offor
‘First Edition’ of this reissue of the first appearance of the New Testament in English, released on the tercentenary of the martyring of its translator, William Tyndale. Bound in later blue-grey bluckram with no spine lettering, blue endpapers and reinforcement to inner hinges. Frontispiece portrait of Tyndale and armorial bearing plate together w… Read more…


Routledge’s Guide to London and its Suburbs

Scarce copy of this guide, lacking the map. Publisher’s paper covered illustrated binding with vignette of St Paul’s to upper cover, rubbed and worn, lacking part of paper covering to backstrip. Map is absent and top 2cm of frontispiece has been torn away. The plates are all present otherwise though the bridges page is detached and laid in. Read more…


Contemplations on The Ocean, Harvest, Sickness and the Last Judgment

Richard Pearsall
Smartly bound in quarter calf over marbled boards, probably recently restored but very well done. Frontispiece, iv, pp212. A lovely copy of this work by a Somerset minister (1698-1762) who blends theology, philosophy and religion in this volume. Read more…


The New Brutalism: Ethic or Aesthetic

Reyner Banham
Influential account of architectural brutalism in Britain from the 1950s and 1960s. Near fine black cloth, very slightly bowed boards; no ownership inscriptions, near fine internally. In a good jacket with old paper repairs to the verso and tape along the bottom edge of the front of the jacket; small loss at the lower, outer corner of the back pane… Read more…


Harmonia Apostolica, Seu Binae Dissertationes

George Bull [John Eyton, Welsh provenance]
Most attractively bound in contemporary calf: four raised spine bands, double blind fillet framing boards with floral corner ornaments; red speckled edges. ‘Society Book’ in an early hand to the first blank which has slightly ragged edges. Probably same hand, ‘The Rev.d Mr Davids’ to the head of the title page. At the tail of the title page an earl… Read more…


Corda Angliae: Or, The Generall Expressions of the Land

Henry Walker
[4], pp12 [lacking 13-16] pp 17-20. Imperfect pre-civil war pamphlet housed in a pretty nineteenth century binding quarter red morocco over marbled paper bound by Palmer and Howe of Manchester. Additional blank leaves bulk out the pamphlet which has a seventeenth century ownership inscription at the tail of the title page: ‘Steph: Revelle peer’. Th… Read more…


Den Norske Turistforenings Aarbog/ Arbok 1894-1981

Edvard Aanesen
35 volume sequence covering 38 years of the Norwegian Tourist Association’s Yearbook between 1894-1981. All volumes bound in original blue publisher’s cloth but for one volume, 1963 in red. The following years are present: 1894-5; 1896-7; 1898-9 (two volumes bound in one, with advertisements) followed by individual year volumes for: 1930-1939; 1960… Read more…


The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of Sacraments

Parr-Hesketh-Fleetwood-Childers Family
Lancastrian Parr-Hesketh-Fleetwood-Childers family Book of Common Prayer. Bound in pretty black morocco gilt, all edges gilt. Filled with family ephemera including a printed biography of Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood on the front pastedown, the bookplate of ‘Parr Aughton in Ormskirk’ opposite with a gift inscription: ‘Louise Debonaire Knowlys. The gi… Read more…


A Commentary on the Cuneiform Inscriptions of Babylonia and Assyria [interleaved]

Major Henry C Rawlinson Frederick A Wood
A copy interleaved by a polyglot nineteenth century amateur scholar of cuneiform, Frederick Wood, who has included his own versions of Sanskrit and other alphabets. Large octavo, half calf over textured green cloth; spine relaid using almost all of the original backstrip and achieving an attractive effect. Marbled endpapers and bookplate showing th… Read more…


Hunting Scene - with Morris Minor! - Original Artwork

Steven Appleby [John Ryan]
(24x14cm) Gouache given by the artist to the creator of Captain Pugwash, John Ryan. Inscribed along the tail of the image in pencil: ‘for John [Ryan] from Steven (Appleby) 1993’. Executed in gouache on thick art card ncilled with a line to the right of the image, probably intended for cropping. The image shows a hunt in full flow, at the centre of… Read more…


Draw it with the Artbox Bunch - Original Art

Tony Hart [Roc Renals]
Original artwork, photographs and an inscribed book by Tony Hart, inscribed to his agent and friend Roc Renals. The artwork 36x29cm show a dozen original ink and gouache cutouts by Hart from his Artbox programme of 1995-6 which have been mounted on a sheet of blue card with a window and additional decoration giving the illusion that the crayons and… Read more…


Old Trades and New Knowledge [signed]

Sir William Bragg
Presentation copy inscribed by Bragg on the front flyleaf: ‘Peter Duffield with best wishes from W.H.B.’ Peter Duffield’s signed bookplate appears opposite. The book is in near fine condition with gilt decoration to the brick-red boards. Internally occasional browning but an excellent copy of the book which traces the technical side of: The trade o… Read more…


The Mummy of Canal Street

Kevin Bertelme & Ted Gershuny, Adam Rifkin, Elliott Kastner, Max Crevani
Hollywood Producer Elliott Kastner’s film production archive of three screenplays and correspondence relating to an unmade feature film from the late 1980s about a reborn mummy who wreaks havoc in New York. Elliott Kastner (1930-2010) was a larger than life American film producer, whose best known credits include Where Eagles Dare and The Long Good… Read more…


Theologie Platonicienne de L’Immortalite des Ames - Tomes 1-3

Marsile Ficin - Ficino
Three volume hardback edition bound in library buckram in Aberdeen. Internally fine - and excellent edition. Read more…


Expectant - Verses for Advent

Jim Cotter
Small oblong octavo bound in bright red cloth, internally fine. Printed in red and black - a lovely little book, and very uncommon. Read more…


An Historical Account of the Blue Blanket: or Crafts-Mens Banner..

Alexander Pennicuik
An early account of the traditional rights of Edinburgh craftsmen. Bound in panelled calf, probably nineteenth century, green morocco spine label, marbled endpapers and speckled edges to the text block, slight chipping at tail of spine. Title page printed in black and red, ownership signature of ‘Geo.N. Kinloch’ to the verso of the title - probably… Read more…


Story of a Mine

Bret Harte
Early English yellowback edition bound in what the publisher describes as ‘fancy covers’. A very good copy, the binding bright and intact. A couple of gatherings slightly pulled but not detached. The book collates: Advertisements: [3] p. at front, paste-down headed: Novels at 2s. 6d. [6] p. at end; pp188. Read more…


English Housewifery Exemplified in Above Four Hundred and Fifty Receipts..

Elizabeth Moxon
Early edition bound in contemporary sheepskin with a later spine label. Some loss to leather backstrip but the binding is intact and collates complete: viii, pp5-204; pp33 [6] plates; [8] index; 1 folding plate at beginning and 1 folding plate with tape repairs before index. Noted during collation: no preliminary endpapers, tape repair along gutter… Read more…


Under Two Flags

Ouida - Marie Louise de la Ramée
Whiteback edition, bound in the original decorative pictorial paper covered boards; adverts to the endpapers, staining to text. A near very good copy attractively bound of Ouida’s most novel which tells the story of an English aristocrat who and joined French forces in Algeria. pp608 plus coloured plate of Marie Antoinette Read more…


The War in the Air [First Edition - First State]

H G Wells
First edition, first state, complete with the frontispiece and 16 plates illustrated by A.C. Michael; 2 pages of advertisements. Publisher's blue cloth blocked and lettered in gilt with gilt publisher's device to spine. Part of a W H Smith’s bookplate to front pastedown; foxing to edges of text block. Otherwise a good square copy. pp390; 2pp advert… Read more…


A Day’s Ride - A Life’s Romance

Charles Lever
Yellowback-style very scarce edition bound in the original decorative pictorial paper covered boards, scuffing and wear to binding but the binding is intact. Adverts on endpapers, pp396. First published by Dickens in his weekly journal alongside Great Expectations. Read more…


An Old Fogey

Max Adeler
Yellowback-style scarce edition bound in the original decorative pictorial paper covered boards, scuffing and wear to binding, upper board detached. Adverts on endpapers, pp372. Read more…