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Modern Accomplishments or the March of Intellect

Catherine Sinclair
1869
Yellowback edition form the Run and Read Library, though actually bound in the original orange decorative pictorial paper covered boards, extensive rubbing to upper cover and outer hinges, lower board nearly detached with blue stain near foreedge. Endpapers with adverts. Bookseller’s ticket from Ipswich on front pastedown. A good copy but scarce th… Read more…
#7567

£85.00

The Vicar of Bullhampton

Anthony Trollope
1869
‘New edition’ bound in the original decorative pictorial paper covered boards, extensive rubbing to upper cover and outer hinges, no backstrip. Endpapers with pictorial adverts. A good copy but scarce thus. pp388 Read more…
#7568

£95.00

Lives of the Engineers

Samuel Smiles - Robert Stephenson
1899
With the salutation from a letter signed by Robert Stephenson tipped onto the first blank endpaper. A near fine copy in attractive gilt embossed cloth, bookplate of Sandeman Public Library on the first pastedown and a number on the verso of the title page. A very attractive copy of this biography of both great railway engineers by Samuel Smiles. Read more…
#7569

£200.00

Oxford Jests, Refined and Enlarged, Refined and Enlarged Being a Collection of Whitty Jests, Merry Tales, Pleasant Joques

Captain William Hicks
1760
'Whitty Jests, Merry Tales, Pleasant Joques', all 583 of them, in this very uncommon eighteenth century jest book. Bound in twentieth century sheepskin with most of the nineteenth century spine of the previous binding relaid; new endpapers. The book collates complete as per ESTC T202030 (pp 180); a little browning especially to the first few leaves… Read more…
#7571

£600.00

The Slave [and] Mr Kean and Mr Macready in Othello [Broadside]

William Shakespeare - Thomas Morton
1832
19.5x34cm Remarkable broadside which advertises The Slave, a musical drama set in a British slave colony, alongside Shakespeare's tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. The broadside is printed on 'John Hall 1832' watermarked paper, the paper stock browned but not especially brittle having long been displayed under glass. Old mounting tape to vers… Read more…
#7572

£250.00

The Quest for Christa T

Christa T
1971
Uncommon signed first English edition with an attractive inscription on the title page: ‘To Maureen Lawrence (yes I am alive!) Yours Christa Wolf’. A near fine copy, pushed to corners, in a near very good jacket. Wolf was one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany. Read more…
#7577

£150.00

No Easy Way [from the library of Naomi Jacob]

Naomi Jacob
1952
Naomi Jacob’s personal copy of her own novel. Worn black cloth, the front panel of the jacket laid down on the front pastedown as was Jacob’s habit with her own copies of books. Opposite is written in her hand: ‘NAOMI JACOB SIRMIONE PROV. DE BRESCIA.’ Prolific, opininated and wildly eccentric (listen to her appearance on Desert Island Discs with th… Read more…
#7579

£90.00

The Picnic Papers - Pic-nic

Charles Dickens, W H Maxwell, Thomas Moore, Miss Strickland, Horace Smith, Leitch Ritchie
1868
Yellowback edition of the ‘Pic-nic Papers’ with a splendidly illustrated paper covered binding, lower cover detached. Adverts to endpapers. Very good but for the detached board. Contents include: The Lamplighters Story and The battle of Garscube. This ‘two shillings’ edition isn’t dated but probably comes from the late 1860s and doesn’t appear to m… Read more…
#7580

£150.00

The Works of Thomas Traherne Vols I-VI

Thomas Traherne, edited by Jan Ross
2005
6 volumes bringing together all of Traherne’s extant writings so far published in this edition. Bound in smart red buckram, a few lightly pencilled annotations. A very nice set containing: Vol. I: 'Inducements to Retirednes', 'A Sober View of Dr Twisses his Considerations', 'Seeds of Eternity or the Nature of the Soul', 'The Kingdom of God', Vol II… Read more…
#7582

£450.00

45 Original Drawings of Printers and Manuscript Makers

Unknown
1950
45 original drawings of ‘Enlumineurs’, printing offices and early printers compiled by a French scholar. Oblong quarto in pretty shiny cloth covered boards. 3 typed pages to the rear offer a ‘Table des Planches’ including images of Sebastian Brant, a Durer and others. A highly individual volume. Read more…
#7583

£100.00

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Dodie Smith
1956
Very good first edition, bright blue cloth with silver lettering, a little spine lean; pictorial endpapers, small ownership inscription on verso of first flyleaf. A little spotting to preliminary pages otherwise bright and clean text. The jacket is complete with the original price, faded along the spine, lightly nicked at the hinges between the spi… Read more…
#7589

£250.00

Arts and Crafts Photograph Album of the Architect's Home, 'Weir’s Barn'

Robert Weir Schultz [Architect]
1935
Family photo-album recording the Arts and Crafts Hampshire home and garden built for himself by the Scottish-born architect Robert Weir Schultz who lived there for 50 years. 116 photographs mounted in a commercially produced oblong photo album, 33x25cm, ‘The Beaumont Album’, Johnson London. Bound in deep reddish/black shiny cloth with silk ties thr… Read more…
#7600

£1950.00

Tutte Le Opere Di Dante Alighieri Nuovamente Revidute nel Testo da Dr E Moore (La Divina Commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso)

Dante Alighieri Dr E Moore (Francis Pember)
1868
The Warden of All Souls’ copy of the Oxford Dante in a special edition complete with presentation box. The three volumes are bound in crimson leather with gilt edges, marbled endpapers and printed on thin, high-quality paper; a very little rubbing to the spine ends. They collate: pp672 (Inferno); pp442 (Purgatorio); pp494 (Paradiso). The books’ own… Read more…
#7740

£250.00

Poets of Our Time

Laurie Lee, John Betjeman, Ted Hughes, R S Thomas
1942
From Laurie Lee’s personal collection, the poet’s copy of this anthology that he appears in, dating from the 1960s. Decorative paper covered boards, big bump at the base of the spine, in a very good jacket. Lee has written a somewhat dismissive original piece of verse in pencil to the flyleaf, gently mocking his fellow poets: ‘And in this Poets of… Read more…
#7744

£225.00

To the Lighthouse [with] Between the Acts [with] Virginia Woolf [Critic Neville Braybrooke’s copies]

Virginia Woolf; Joan Bennett [Neville Braybrooke]
1941
Two Woolf novels owned and lightly annotated by the writer and critic Nevil Braybrooke, together with an early monograph on the writer. To the Lighthouse (1941, Hogarth Press edition) has Braybrooke’s 1943 ownership inscription and annotation that uses a series of marginal crosses and lines and occasional verbal comments: ‘And birds dashed against… Read more…
#7745

£150.00

The Discourses on Eternity

Job Orton
1786
Unrecorded ‘sixth edition’ of Orton’s study of eternity. Small duodecimo format most attractively bound in black morocco with gilt decoration to the spine.Marbled endpapers, early inscription on second flyleaf: ‘W.I. to Mary Taylor’; title page with woodcut decoration. The book collates complete, similarly to other known editions: x pp11-139 [5]; c… Read more…
#7767

£200.00

Ruth on the Phone

Nigel Shafran
2012
Photo-book bound in dove grey buckram with gold lettering, a fine copy in very nearly fine dustjacket. This is Shafran’s successor to his Ruth Book which was highly praised by Badger and Parr in their guide to the photo-book. Copac locates only one institutional holding of this scarce volume. Read more…
#7782

£275.00

Specification of Works required to done and Materials to be used in the Pulling Down of Nos 10, 12, and 14 Stamfords Street

Arthur Sykes; J Sainsbury
1911
Probably unique surviving copy of this specification for demolition and construction of a new warehouse in Blackfriars, London for the retailer, J Sainsbury. Printed card wrappers, black cloth spine, fraying somewhat. A very detailed index of contents is followed by the 148 page text, reproduced from manuscript. Arthur Sykes (1862-1940) was the arc… Read more…
#7783

£175.00

Hammersmith Hoy: A Book of Minor Revelations

Nigel Playfair - Albert W Wickens
1930
A presentation copy inscribed by Playfair ‘For Mr. & Mrs. Wickens in gratitude for their kind and continued appreciation of my small endeavours. Nigel Playfair’ on a blank before the main book. The book has been rebound later to accommodate the fascinating insertions which illustrate Playfair’s career. The binding is half russet silk with decorativ… Read more…
#7784

£400.00

Sonates pour Piano par L

Ludwig van Beethoven
1870
Five volumes, large octavo, black pebbled cloth, blind panelling to boards with gilt lyres in spine compartments; all edges gilt. Good set, some rubbing to spine ends and light bumping to corners; some fraying to tops of spines of Vols 3 and 5. Textured endpapers resembling watered silk, hinges good, light browning to inner endpapers. Vol 1, third… Read more…
#7808

£150.00