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La Source Greque

Simone Weil
pp 172 Near fine in white printed card covers protected by a blue Joseph Gilbert dust jacket which has the title inscribed in blue ink. The covers are very clean, light spotting to the top edge, the text is bright with occasional marginal marks in pencil. A very smart copy. Read more…


A Lexicon of The Greek Language for the use of Colleges and Schools

J A Giles
xxxvi, pp939 [adverts] The corrected second edition of the Reverend J A Giles' Greek Lexicon. The book is bound in green cloth with attractive blind tooled decoration and gilt spine lettering, yellow endpapers. Bookbinder's ticket of Westleys and Clark, London. Very good, cloth sunned to spine and lower panel, binding starting to crack, the text is… Read more…


Evolution Considered in the Light of Hybridisation

J P Lotsy, L Cockayne
pp67 Lectures by Dutch botanist Johannes Paulus Lotsy delivered at the University Colleges of the New Zealand University 1925 with introduction and List of New Zealand Hybrids by Dr L Cockayne. Near fine in printed card wrappers, lightly soiled, internally clean and complete. Ownership inscription of W Arthur Sledge, Christchurch NZ 1929. Read more…


Memoire sur L'Alimentation de Quelques Insectes Gallicoles et sur La Production de la Graisse

H Lacaze-Duthiers and A Riche
Very good, a few brown stains and lightly soiled, most of the pages remain uncut. Inscribed to Mr Carpenter by the author Lacaze-Duthiers. Read more…


Heures de Loisir: Essais Litteraires

James George Frazer
pp 223 A near fine presentation copy which was a gift from Sir James and Lady Frazer to Trinity College, Cambridge. Bound in printed card covers, shelf wear to the edges and the paper on the spine is cracked; the text is age toned but has not been read as the pages are uncut. Read more…


A Collection of Novels and Poetry belonging to Mary Wilson (Gladys Mary Baldwin), wife of Prime Minister Harold Wilson

Alexander Pope, R M Ballantyne, O Douglas, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Louisa M Alcott,
A collection of Mary Wilson’s school prize books including: Erling the Bold: A Tale of the Norse Sea-Kings by R M Ballantyne, Blackie, London, undated. Near fine in decorative green cloth, crisp, clean pages in a tight binding, probably unread. Prize bookplate awarded to Gladys Baldwin by Fulbourn School 'First place for 1924-5'. The Setons by O Do… Read more…


Photograph Album of Israel and Lebanon 1942

D Gawthorpe
An album of photographs of Israel and Lebanon dating from 1942 taken by a young British soldier. An oblong photograph album with a textured cloth cover, linen tie, metal and plastic, possibly Bakelite, clasp with leather strap. It contains 32 pages of neatly annotated black and white photographs, complete with tissue guards. The subjects include Ja… Read more…


Photograph Album of drawings of the Eglinton Hunt

An album of albumen photographs of drawings of the Eglinton Hunt dating from about 1881. The collection comprises of lively portraits of members of this prestigious Scottish hunt on their mounts including Lord Eglinton, The Hon F Villiers, The Hon G Vernon, Colonel Stewart, Admiral J Montgomerie RN, Col Henry Boyd of Symington and Sir James Ferguso… Read more…


Beati Aelredi Abbatis Rievallensis Opera Omnia

Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, J-P Migne [editor]
pp 1295 The complete works of Saint Aelred, Abbot of Rievaulx, (1110 - 1167). Large folio, in modern binding of fresh blue cloth with leather spine label, text browned, extensive annotations esp to Speculum Charitatis, De Spirituali Amicitia and some of the sermons. No ownership inscription. Additional postage charges may apply as this is a substan… Read more…


The Literary Diary: or Improved Common-Place-Book: on the plan recommended by Mr Locke.

[12] pp 1-378 A four hundred page commonplace from the mid 19th century which reveals a demanding scheme of reading by its Victorian author. The writer does not reveal his or her identity although the author seems to have been bilingual in French and English and reads and writes in both languages. The manuscript which dates from 1837-1852 is writte… Read more…


Musa Victoriae, an Irregular Ode, with notes, and Embellishmentsof Two Fine Engraved Portraits, respectfully dedicated to Field Marshall The Duke of Wellington, K.B

R H Kelham
pp27 A poetic tribute to the British soldier and statesman, Arthur Wellesley who was created Duke of Wellington on 3rd May 1814. The pamphlet is printed in black letter. Despite engravings being mentioned in the title no illustrations are found except for the vignette on the final leaf. Very good, the stab sewn binding is loose but holding together… Read more…


Asprey Diary (presented to Sir Harold Wilson)

A desk diary by the luxury goods brand Asprey of Bond Street, London, presented to Prime Minister Harold Wilson, whose private address, '5 Ashley Gardens' is embossed in gilt to upper cover. As new in burgundy leather with stitched margins, all edges gilt, cream paper. In original Asprey slipcase, red boards sunned and rubbed to edges and corners.… Read more…


The Collected Poems of Kathleen Raine [with three inscribed Christmas Cards from Kathleen Raine laid in]

Kathleen Raine
pp 175 The 8th impression from November 1972 of Kathleen Raine's collection of poetry selected from her four previous publications. Laid in: three Christmas cards written with warm greetings from Raine to Barbara Stancliffe, wife of the Dean of Winchester, Michael Stancliffe, whose ownership inscription is found on the front end paper. The book is… Read more…


Sainte Genevieve Patronne de Paris et son influence sur Les Destinees de la France[ Fine Binding]

L'Abbe Vidieu
pp 413 Large folio. In a fine French binding of red leather with imitation renaissance strapwork decoration to both covers and spine, all edges gilt, elaborate brown and gold end papers, engraved title page, many illustrations with tissue guards. Near fine, spine edges rubbed, some foxing throughout the text. A splendid copy. Extra postage charges… Read more…


Ancient Plants: Being a simple account of the past vegetation of the Earth and of the recent important discoveries made in this realm of nature study

M C Stopes, Marie Stopes
pp 198 A book of popular science by Marie Stopes, paleobotanist and lecturer in Fossil Botany at Manchester University, the first female member of its science faculty. After a failed marriage she became a campaigner for women's rights and author on birth control and family planning. The book is bound in good looking green cloth with embossed black… Read more…


Rome as it was Under Paganism and as it became Under The Popes

John Miley
A history of Rome in two volumes. Volume 1 pp 349; volume 2 pp343. Very good in decoratively embossed red cloth with gilt spine lettering. Armorial bookplate of Admiral Archibald Duff, a Scottish naval officer with a distinguished career who served with Lord Nelson. The title page is inscribed "Drummuir 1862" which was Duff's castle on Speyside. Th… Read more…


My Recollections

Princess Catherine Radziwill
pp 346 The recollections of Princess Catherine Radziwill (1858-1941), a Polish aristocrat and noteable author of two dozen books on European royalty and the Russian court. Very good in fresh grey cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt, edges dusty and some spotting to the preliminaries. The book was written in London and is an interesting memoir of… Read more…


Typographical Antiquities; or the History of Printing in England, Scotland and Ireland

Joseph Ames, William Herbert, Thomas Frognall Dibden
Two volumes of a set of four in an attractive 19th century binding of green half leather over marbled boards, marbled edges, gilt spine decoration and raised bands, marbled end papers. Bookbinder's ticket of J Winstanley, Manchester, dating the binding to only a few years after publication of the book. Directions for boarding and binding present at… Read more…


Official Report of the Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, Chicago 1944

George F Willison, J Berger [editors]
pp399 Mrs Henry Goddard Leach's copy of the Official Report of the Democratic National Convention, her name embossed in gilt to front cover. Fine in blue cloth with gilt titles, the book appears to be in unread condition. This book comes from the Franklin Delano Roosevelt collection of Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr, 1910 - 2001, the son of Ellen Walte… Read more…


Simone Weil; First and Last Notebooks

Simone Weil, [translated by] Richard Rees
pp 368 The First and Last Notebooks of French philosopher, political activist and Christian mystic Simone Weil, translated by Richard Rees. An unidentified ownership inscription appears on the front free end paper along with extensive annotations to the text, especially to the New York Notebook. Very good in red cloth, sunned to spine ends, top edg… Read more…


Shakspere's England: or Sketches of our Social History in the Reign of Elizabeth [Eton leaving gift]

G W Thornbury
pp 416 and pp 424. Two volumes of social history in an attractive binding of polished calf, pretty gilt spine decoration within raised bands, marbled edges and end papers. Volume I is inscribed "Mr Charles Fitzwilliam from Cecil James Littleton on his leaving Eton Xmas 1864". Very good, the leather is clean but worn to edges, corners and in small p… Read more…


On Forsyte 'Change (Alexander Korda's copy)

John Galsworthy
pp 285 A volume of apocryphal Forsyte tales which "come between the Saga and the Comedy, for without the Saga they would not be understood, and they are over before the Comedy begins". This volume belonged to British film producer Alexander Korda, whose bookplate appears to front pastedown. Very good in purple cloth, spine sunned, covers very light… Read more…


Speak to the Earth: Wanderings and Reflections among Elephants and Mountains

Vivienne de Watteville, Edith Wharton
pp335. Memoirs of British naturalist and travel writer Vivienne de Watteville who was a friend of Edith Wharton who provided the preface. The book is in two parts, the first 'Among the Elephants' recounts her solitary camp in the Maasai Game Reserve on the border of Tanganyika in 1928-29. Part II 'The Mountain' is a record of her two month stay at… Read more…


Sterndale Bennett and Sheffield, comprising Part I an account of The Bennett Family (Derbyshire, Cambridge and Sheffield), and Part II Sir William Sterndale Bennett and Associations with his Native City

W T Freemantle
[x]pp170 A well illustrated local history study published to celebrate the centenary of English composer, conductor and Cambridge Professor of Music Sir William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875). Very good in printed card wrappers, spotted and tanned to the creased spine, the binding is firm, lightly spotted throughout. This was a Sterndale Bennett fam… Read more…


City of Bradford Technical College Certificate of Apprenticeship, Engineering Pattern Shop

Bradford Technical College
pp 4, 5 photographic plates. A Certificate of Apprenticeship issued by Bradford Technical College, which is attractively produced with the college coats of arms embossed to the front covers, marbled end papers and edges, and includes five photographic plates mounted on card showing the college engineering workshop, pattern shop, junior drawing offi… Read more…