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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…


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
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…


Hammersmith Hoy: A Book of Minor Revelations

Nigel Playfair - Albert W Wickens
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…