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Cambridge East Greenland Expedition, 1929: Ascent of Petermann Peak (The Geographical Journal)

J. M. Wordie
Bound in blue card in near fine condition with slight browning and dirtying to edges. Pages fastened by string. Presentation copy of an offprint from the author to Professor Gordon taken from The Geographical Journal, volume 75, number 6. Several black and white photographs by R. C. Wakefield and M. M. L. Parkinson located throughout. An A2 map in… Read more…


Daly’s Theatre Leicester Square: Souvenir of the 100th Performance of Shakespere’s “Twelfth Night.” - Shakespeare

Augustin Daly - William Shakespeare
Daly’s Theatre souvenir playbill printed on silk in near fine condition with slight browning to edges. Two black and white images one to the front side and one to the lower side. Read more…


A Course of Pure Mathematics

G. H. Hardy
Red cloth publisher’s binding with embossed border to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Binding in good condition only with bumping and soiling to top and bottom of spine and open tears along spine edge. Patch of discolouration to front board. Foyles library sticker to front paste down. Second edition containing revisions made by the author… Read more…


Man Meets Dog [Dorothy L Sayers’ copy]

Konrad Z. Lorenz, Marjorie Kerr Wilson [TRANSLATOR]
Green cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine and some discolouration/wear to top and bottom edges. Ownership signature by Dorothy L. Sayers located on front flyleaf. Dust jacket in good condition with chips to spine and top edge. Not price clipped. Line d… Read more…


Shadow of the Moon

M.M. Kaye [Harold Nicolson]
Purple cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in near fine condition with slight rubbing to spine, illustrated by Dave Holmes. Not price clipped. Pen inscription and signature by author on front flyleaf to Harold Nicolson with her signature o… Read more…


Notes on The Bayntun Family

Hylton Bayntun-Coward
Black buckram publisher’s binding with gilt embossed symbol to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Cloth reinforcing front and lower inner hinge. Binding in fine condition. Bound photocopy of a typescript in black and white with a map of Wiltshire forming the frontispiece. Several black and white illustrations throughout along with eight black… Read more…


Algol Manual: 1900 Series

Manual bound by red card front board and white card lower. Pages hole punched and secured by three treasury tags (one missing). Binding in very good condition with slight wrinkling to lower board, discolouration to front board. The manual consists of an introduction, 4 parts and an index separated by tabbed dividers. Read more…



Daniel D. McCracken I.C.T
Computer Manual bound by burgundy card with pages secured by four brads. Gilt lettering to front board along with a cut out in the shape of an oval narrowing to a rounded point which exposes the title on the first page. Binding in very good condition with slight wrinkling to top and bottom of spine and board edges. Them manual runs over 8 chapters… 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…


Tokunabe Exhibition 22.IV.73

Bernard Leach
[Reserved MH] Bernard Leach’s personal copy of the exhibition catalogue for a Japanese exhibition that he attended in 1973 in Tokyo. Brown textured wrapper with Leach’s descriptive title written on the upper cover: ‘Tokunabe Exhibition 22.IV.73 old pieces 900 years Mitsokoshi.’ 52 pages, extensively illustrated, printed in the Japanese alphabet thr… Read more…


Mitsukoshi Signatures 1964 My Exhibition [Visitor’s Book for Japanese Exhibition]

Bernard Leach
[Reserved MH] Bernard Leach’s visitor’s book from a 1964 exhibition at the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo. Small quarto covered in silk fabric with spine ties. Paper label with Leach’s label for the book written vertically on the front (to the western eye, rear) cover. 19 leaves, 38 pages of signatures, most in Japanese characters, written ve… Read more…



Stevie Smith
Presentation copy with 4 autograph corrections to the text by the poet. This is a first edition of Stevie Smith's 3rd volume of poetry, illustrated by the author, bound in blue cloth, rubbed, internally near fine. On the first flyleaf is written: ‘To Jane and Mark from Stevie with love.’ Above is a pencil note stating that ‘Jane = Tabrisky (Degras)… Read more…


[GLASGOW] Farming Ledger for the Villages of Yoker & Renfrew

John Harvey - Harvie
East Glasgow farming ledger compiled by John Harvey for land and properties on either side of the Clyde, 5 miles from central Glasgow. Contemporary vellum with external straps and ink label to boards, remains of leather ties. Text written over 250 pages (125 foliated leaves) with manuscript title page, index and extensive contents relating to busin… Read more…


The Struggle for Europe [SIGNED]

Chester Wilmot
Signed first edition of this key work of second world war history. A very good copy in publisher’s blue cloth, signed ‘Chester Wilmot’ below his printed name on the title page. The text is clean and complete. The jacket is in good condition, price-clipped to the front flap, some fraying at both ends of the spine and a closed tear along part of the… Read more…


A Wonderful Time: An Intimate Portrait of the Good Life

Slim Aarons
First edition of Slim Aaron’s photographic study of the ‘life of America’s elite from coast to coast’. Crisp navy blue cloth with gilt lettering, small mark to endpaper, no inscriptions, slight spotting to half title otherwise near fine. In a good jacket, lightly nicked to edges, a closed tear running down from the top of the spine fold with the fr… Read more…


Copy of an Original Manuscript, entitled, “A Breviate touching the Order and Governments of a Nobleman’s House, &c.”: Archaeologia

Joseph Banks
A single article by Joseph Banks excerpted from Archaeologia. Old paper wrappers with a manuscript label to the upper cover. Some loss and edge wear to the wrapper. The article runs from pages 316-390, a little browning and spotting to paper. The text is of a manuscript owned and transcribed by Banks. Read more…



Frank Mansell; Laurie Lee
From Laurie Lee’s library, his prepared copy of his friend’s book of poetry, readied for live performance of these Cotswold poems. This is the first illustrated edition, bound in ochre buckram covered boards with a near very good jacket. Lee who wrote the foreword for the volume has used paperclips and labelled paper tabs to define the poems in the… Read more…


Imbault’s Photos of Zambisi Bridge - VICTORIA FALLS BRIDGE

George Camille Imbault (Chief Site Construction Engineer)
Twenty four 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 c… Read more…


Shakspere & Art: The Portraiture of the Poet and the Heritage of Genius

E T Craig
Presentation copy inscribed on the flyleaf: ‘To Mary and William Howitt with E.T. Craig’s kind regards.’ Original blue embossed cloth, rubbed, a very good copy with ‘Lewis and Sons’ binders ticket to the final pastedown. pp64 but divided into 2 parts, this is the second edition from 1865. Staining to the first pastedown. Mary Howitt (1799-1888) was… Read more…


Don Quixote De La Mancha

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Charles Jarvis
In two volumes. Attractively bound in contemporary half red calf over marbled boards, gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled edges and end papers. Very good, boards scuffed, the leather is rubbed to edges and corners, but still bright. Internally fresh with delightful full page engraved plates by Tony Johannot and others. A pleasing set. P… Read more…


The Road to Serfdom

F A Hayek, Friedrich A von Hayek
An early presentation copy to a British Member of Parliament of Hayek’s classic account of the perils of state control. Third impression of June 1944, the same year as the first edition of 1944, bound in the original grey black boards, sunned around the edges. The ownership signature of the Independent Conservative MP ‘D.L. Lipson. Cheltenham’ appe… Read more…


Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse
First edition in publisher’s binding with faded gilt lettering to spine. Binding in good condition with bumping to corners and spine. Browning to front and rear end-papers. W.H.Smith Library bookplate on the front paste-down and Clifton College library bookplate opposite on front flyleaf; no other library markings. Several finger markings located o… Read more…


Go Tell It On The Mountain

James Baldwin
Facsimile of a first edition in orange cloth publisher’s binding which is in fine condition with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Minor roughening to paper at head of the front flyleaf. Top edge stain in blue. Very good dust jacket condition with minor rubbing to top and bottom of spine, not price clipped. Printed book insert for The First… Read more…


How to Write Letters: A Manual of Correspondence

J.W. Westlake
First editions in green cloth a publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Binding in very good condition with some bumping to board corners and dusting to top edge. Moderate browning to front and rear end-papers and a small hole in inner hinge. Double ownership signature in pencil to front end pages. Bright and attractive. Read more…


Money: A Suicide Note

Martin Amis
First edition in publisher’s binding with gilt letters to spine. Book in fine condition, small white mark above spine lettering and tiny mark at head of front flyleaf. Dust jacket in very good condition with slight wrinkling at top of spine, no price clipping. Seemingly unread copy of an iconic 1980s novel. Read more…