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Tabart’s Collection of Popular Stories for the Nursery From the French, Italian and Old English Writers..

Mary Jane Godwin; Benjamin Tabart
An early edition of the stories of Dick Whittington and Robin Hood, edited by Mary Shelley’s stepmother. Prettily bound in half crushed red morocco over marbled boards, gilt spine lettering. New endpapers. The text collates complete with a frontispiece and 5 further plates; [4] pp187 [1] adverts. A little browning to the paper stock but a very good… Read more…


AN EXHIBITION OF THE ELEMENTS OF MODERN ARCHITECTURE Organised by the MARS (Modern Architectural Research) Group, 1938

George Bernard Shaw [foreword], Ashley Havinden [Designer]
Modernist architecture comes to London in this exhibition catalogue of the 1938 MARS group including work by Le Corbusier, Mendelsohn & Chermayeff, Marcel Breuer and Alvar Aalto. Printed card wrappers, a little browned, a name - ‘N Durrell’ - in ink to the upper cover. Short closed tear to the backstrip 2cm from the top of the spine. A very good co… Read more…


BOER WAR MEMORIAL - Proceedings of the Halifax Committee for The Soldiers’ Memorial for the Boer/South African War; Minute Book

William Brear; Herbert Tate
Official record of the commissioning and fund raising for Halifax’s memorial to the last war of the 19th century. Minute book bound in quarter leather binding in very good condition with rubbing to edges and top and tail of spine. Marbled end papers and all edges. This offers a manuscript record of the proceedings of the committee for the soldiers’… Read more…


INSCRIBED BY ‘Wm M ROSSETTI’ - The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti with Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti

Christina Rossetti [edited by] William Michael Rossetti
A presentation copy inscribed by the author’s brother, the book’s editor and, in this volume, memoirist of his sister. Green textured cloth binding, a couple of marks and some rubbing to the cloth over the outer hinges. Rossetti’s inscription appears on the first flyleaf ‘To Miss Annie Barlow Wm. M Rossetti April 1917.’ Opposite is a stamp of ‘The… Read more…



Stephen Bassett
Beautifully bound commonplace book and verse miscellany of ‘Stephen Bassett’. Medium quarto in straight-grained red morocco with gilt decoration to boards and spine, slight marking to boards, light rubbing to ends of spine; marbled end-papers; all edges gilt. 150 leaves (300pp) watermarked 1826 with 208pp blank and 92pp of handwritten entries inclu… Read more…


AUTHOR’S NOTES for her Biography of Catherine of Aragon

Francesca Claremont [Ermengarde Greville Nugent; Henry Hake, Pierre Ladoue etc]
Working notebook containing letters and photographs compiled by the writer Francesca Claremont for her full length biography of Catherine of Aragon, published in 1939 by Robert Hale. Quarto sized notebook (22.5 × 17cm) containing about 100 pages of postcards, handwritten notes, and expert correspondence about Henry VIII’s first queen. Chipping to t… Read more…


A WARWICKSHIRE SHAKESPEARE - The Dramatic World of Shakspeare, in Six Volumes

William Shakespeare [notes by Joseph Rann]
Most attractive provincial binding on this set owned for 250 years by the Little family of Newbold Pacey Hall just a few miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace at Stratford upon Avon. Six volumes bound in half calf with vellum tips, two morocco spine labels to each volume, a mixture of green and black in colour, complementing the red upper labels. A l… Read more…


CAPE TO CAIRO PHOTOGRAPHS - Imbault’s Photos of Zambisi Bridge

George Camille Imbault (Chief Site Construction Engineer)
24 original photographs taken by the Chief Site Construction Engineer of the building of the Victoria Falls Bridge, part of Cecil Rhodes’s Cape to Cairo scheme. Professionally produced album for ‘Photographs’ bound in textured gun metal grey cloth over thick bevel-edged boards (19x16cm) On the front pastedown is written in English in red chalk: ‘Im… Read more…



Two unrecorded almanacs and one known from a single copy, all attractively bound in Dutch floral wrappers. 1761. January hath xxxi Days; no publisher given [pp] 18 but printed on a single slip and folded, concertina-fashion, to form the pages. Stab sewn Dutch floral wrappers, ink date to upper cover ‘1761’, wear to the spine fold. Stamp duty fold o… Read more…



Neil Bell
Autograph novel manuscript bound in two volumes by Neil Bell, AKA Stephen Southwold, together with the dedication copy of the printed work, inscribed on the dedication page with Bell’s nickname ‘Bunty’. Large quarto format in a custom binding with gilt labelling to the upper boards and spine. Bell has recorded the manuscript’s provenance on the 2nd… Read more…


The Hill of Devi [SIGNED]

E M Forster
Signed by E M Forster in the final years of his life. The novelist has signed the pictorial front cover of the book, signing in biro next to his printed name which he has crossed through as was his usual practice. A near fine copy of this first Penguin edition, acquired recently in Cambridge where Forster lived for most of his long life. The Hill o… Read more…



Tibetan Sherpa Artist [George Lowe]
Remarkable collection of Tibetan Sherpa art collected, and possibly commissioned, by a member of Sir Edward Hillary’s ‘Silver Hut’ expedition to Mount Makulu in the Himalayas, including an image of the mountaineers scaling the peak. This collection is introduced by its owner, an unidentified member of Hillary’s 1960 expedition (possibly George Lowe… Read more…


Meditationes Sacrae Editio Postrema, Prioribus Emendatior

Johann Gerhard - Joh: Gerhardi [Phillip Melanchthon]
First edition printed in England of the Meditationes with a leaf from Phillip Melancthon’s guide to the use of logic in reading Scripture bound in. Contemporary full calf binding with triple blind fillet to boards and three raised spine bands; diagonal lines on the edges of the boards which may suggest an Oxford binding. Small loss of leather to th… Read more…


Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh

Sheridan Le Fanu [Lefanu]
A major work of Gothic fiction still retaining its sought-after original publisher’s binding. This is the first one volume edition, published in 1865, the year after the first edition, also by Richard Bentley. Original publisher’s green blind stamped boards, professionally reinforced along the outer hinges between spine and both boards. Gilt letter… Read more…


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

Robert Weir Schultz [Architect]
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…


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…


[Album] 1200 Signatures of British Members of Parliament

British MPs and Peers
A remarkable collection of mounted signatures of Members of the House of Commons and Peers covering the Liberal governments of Lord Palmerston, Gladstone and Disraeli, the death of Prince Albert, the 1867 Reform Act and W E Forster’s introduction of school boards. Small quarto red roan bound book with paper label to upper cover and in manuscript: ‘… Read more…


Diary of the 2nd Commission of HMS Linnet Commissioned at Hong Kong

W H Parker
Diary of a young British officer serving with the China Squadron, based in Hong Kong and patrolling Chinese and Japanese waters between 1886-1889. Parker writes in a small octavo which is bound in black textured cloth over thin boards, chipping to spine covering; decorative printed endpapers. Ruled leaves with most stapled gatherings now loose from… Read more…


Letters Home [Olwyn Hughes' Galley Proof with annotations in the hand of Frieda Plath - Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes' daughter]

Sylvia Plath, Aurelia Plath [Frieda Hughes]
pp 438 Olwyn Hughes' bound galley proof of the first publication of her sister in law Sylvia Plath's letters, annotated by Sylvia Plath's daughter, Frieda Hughes. In addition to Frieda Hughes' annotations this early version of the galley proof contains at least three preliminary drafts of Aurelia's editorial commentary to be subsequently removed or… Read more…


The Bookbinder: An Illustrated Journal for Binders, Librarians, and all Lovers of Books,Vols I-III [with its continuation as] The British Bookmaker: A Journal for The Book Printer - The Book Illustrator; The Book Cover Designer - The Book Binder; Librarians, and Lovers of Books Generally: Vols IV-VII

Jacob Zaehnsdorf etc
A Yorkshire bookbinder's personal copy of the whole of this important journal devoted to the craft and history of binding, published in the 1880s and 1890s. Edited by Joseph Zaehnsdorf for the first three years, the journal metamorphosed into The British Bookmaker from 1891-1893 and published 7 volumes before being absorbed into the The British Pri… Read more…


Switzerland: La Grande Maison de Rossiniere: an Archive of the Literary Remains of the Swiss Henchoz Family

David Samuel Henchoz; Abraham Pille; Daniel Crespin; Daniel Defoe; Ezechiel Gallatin; Goldoni
A cache of documents and publications concealed by the Henchoz family in the eighteenth century in the attics of the Grand Chalet, Rossiniere, in the Vaudois Alps - a building thought to be the biggest wooden house in Europe. Built in the 1750s by Jean David Henchoz, a wealthy notary and judge, the Grand Chalet was used as a hotel in the following… Read more…


Complete Swallows and Amazons set of 12 Novels: Swallows and Amazons (1930); Swallowdale (1931); Peter Duck (1932);

Arthur Ransome
Complete set of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons adventure novels, the first of which was published in 1930. All bound in green publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine, embossed title to front board and illustrated end papers. Each includes a black and white illustration frontispiece with similar illustrations located throughout. Eleven… Read more…


Unprofessional Tales

Norman Douglas - Normyx
First edition in attractive beige publisher’s cloth in good condition with gilt lettering to upper board and faded gilt lettering to spine. Black border to upper board. Darkening of spine, some minor abrasions and marking to boards. Two small tears to gutter between upper pastedown and flyleaf. Foxing to some pages, affecting end papers to a greate… Read more…


Unlocking the Grid: A Documentary Novel of the Plague Year

Iain Sinclair [edited by] Trevor Datson
Number 10 of 12 copies, paperback in fine condition with additional holographic material by author to page 27. Author’s signature can be found to the upper flyleaf and to page 27 below his additional notes. Two contributor’s signatures, namely Stephen Mooney and B. Catlin, are located to the upper flyleaf. An illustration and additional signature b… Read more…


SIGNED x 3 - In Tearing Haste: Letters between Deborah Devonshire and Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Deborah Devonshire, [edited by] Charlotte Mosley
Signed first edition hard back bound in blue paper on boards in near fine condition with very slight bumping to top and tail of spine. Dust jacket in near fine condition with closed tear and chip to lower cover. Not price clipped. These are the letters of the late, great Patrick Leigh Fermor and Deborah Devonshire, signed by Patrick Leigh Fermor, D… Read more…