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British Butterflies Indices [Manuscript]

Frederick A Wood [Westwood, Morris and Goodwin]
Folio sized manuscript attempting to collate the indexes of Westwood, Monis and Goodwin’s butterfly studies. Worn half calf over marbled boards, morocco spine label and faded paper label with number. Brown endpapers and large bookplate showing the library of ‘Frederick A. Wood, Highfields, Chew Magna, Somerset’ with handwritten library numbers to t… Read more…


Le Geographe Parisien ou Le Conducteur Chronologique et Historique des Rues de Paris.

Lesage - Pons Augustin Alletz; Lois Denis
Illustrated Parisian guide acquired by an English Roman Catholic priest probably in the late eighteenth century while studying in France at Douai or during his Professorship at St Omer College. Unsophisticated example of this first edition complete in two volumes with 18 plates in volume I and 9 in volume II including the large folding map of Paris… Read more…


PRESIDENT OF ROYAL SOCIETY'S COPY 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…


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…


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…


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…


SIGNED BY WILLIAM BRAGG - Old Trades and New Knowledge

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…


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…


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…


Modern Accomplishments or the March of Intellect

Catherine Sinclair
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…


The Vicar of Bullhampton

Anthony Trollope
‘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…


Lives of the Engineers

Samuel Smiles - Robert Stephenson
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…


The Quest for Christa T

Christa T
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…


No Easy Way [from the library of Naomi Jacob]

Naomi Jacob
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…


The Works of Thomas Traherne Vols I-VI

Thomas Traherne, edited by Jan Ross
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…


45 Original Drawings of Printers and Manuscript Makers

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…


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)
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…