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Broadcasting From Within

C. A. Lewis
An important early account of life in the BBC, which is celebrating its centenary, bound in Red publisher’s cloth in very good condition with bumping to top edge of boards and top and tail of spine. Dust jacket in good condition with loss to top and bottom of spine and nicks along edges. Black and white photographic author’s portrait frontispiece.… Read more…


The Complete Guide to Clevedon and Its Vicinity; Comprising Sketches of Many Place of Historical and Archaeological Interest,

R. S. S.
Maroon publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Gilt edges and bevel edge boards. Decorative end papers. Binding in good condition with slight bumping to edges and top and tail of spine. Split to gutter between upper and lower pastedown and flyleaf. Scaring to pages 180 and 181 from previously laid in newspaper clippings. Bla… Read more…


UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY - For the Unfallen: Poems 1952-1958

Geoffrey Hill
Pre-publication proof of Geoffrey Hill's first mainstream collection of poetry. Printed card wrappers inscribed ‘June’ to upper cover - presumably the month of first publication. Collates [14] pp59 [5]. Very good condition throughout, the text clean and unmarked. Hill taught at Leeds University from 1954-1980 which probably explains the appearance… Read more…


The Land Valuer’s Best Assistant: Being Tables On An Improved Plan For Calculating The Value of Estates & The Land Improver’s

R. Hudson, John Ewart
Pocket-book bound in green dos a dos - back to back - binding in very good condition with wear to boards and chip to spine and front board. Gilt lettering to front and lower boards as well as gilt edges. Marbled end papers. Broken cloth ties. 100+ leaves of tables and several leaves of formulae and diagrams. A lovely little book. Read more…


The Complete Plays of Henry James

Henry James, Leon Edel [Editor], John Cunliffe [Signed]
From John Cunliffe’s library, bound in red cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine in near fine condition with slight bumping to top of spine. Fading to spine. Split to gutter between frontispiece page and title page. Portrait frontispiece of the author dated to 1895. Ownership signature by Cunliffe to upper flyleaf and plate to uppe… Read more…


A Quality of Violence

Andrew Salkey [Signed], John Cunliffe
A presentation copy, first thus, from John Cunliffe’s library, bound in red cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Seemingly unread. Attractive red dust jacket in near fine condition with some wear to the edges. Gift inscription to John and Sylvia Cunliffe from the author, with signature to upper flyleaf. Cunliffe (1933-2018) is be… Read more…


Cinderella: A Ladybird Easy-Reading Book, Well-loved Tales

Vera Southgate, Eric Winter [Illustrator]
First edition in paper over boards with blue illustration to upper board in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in very good condition with chips to spine and corners along with wearing along edges. Price clipped. Bright attractive illustrations by Eric Winter on dust jacket cover and throughout the book.… Read more…



Vita Sackville-West, John Cunliffe
From John Cunliffe’s library, bound in blue cloth publisher’s binding in good condition with gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Gilt lettering partially faded to upper board and fully faded to spine. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Inscription by Cunliffe to upper pastedown. Cunliffe (1933-2018) is best remembered as the creator of Pos… Read more…


The Man of Letters in the Modern World

Allen Tate, John Cunliffe
Second impression from writer John Cunliffe’s (1933 -2018) library, bound in black cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine in fine condition with dusting to top edge. Bright dust jacket in good condition with chips to top of spine, some markings to back cover and two closed tears to corners. Not price clipped. Ownership plate to uppe… Read more…


Tess of the D'Ubervilles

Thomas Hardy
xiv, pp 519 The 1896 reprint by Osgood, McIlvaine of Hardy's Tess in the publisher's decorated green cloth binding with gilt floral decoration, top edge gilt. The fine frontispiece portrait of Thomas Hardy and another etching of Wellbridge Manor House as featured in the novel are by H Macbeth-Raeburn. The map of Wessex is present as required. Very… Read more…


English Pastoral: An Inheritance SIGNED

James Rebanks [Signed]
Signed first edition in cream paper over boards in near fine condition with very slight bumping to top and tail of spine. Dust jacket in near fine condition with wrinkling to tail of spine and specs of dirt to top of spine. Not price clipped. Rebanks’ signature in black pen to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…


NORFOLK MANORIAL COURT BOOK: Sutton Outsoken 1650 usqe 1660

Court Official
Commonwealth period Manorial Court Book for the district of ‘Sutton Outsoken’ in central Norfolk detailing fines against manorial custom as well as transfers of copyhold property. Small folio size manuscript bound in a reused vellum indenture from 1623. Manuscript title to front cover: ‘1650 usqe 1660’ - 1650 up to 1660 - with the letter ‘D’ below.… Read more…


WRITER JOHN CUNLIFFE’S ANNOTATED COPIES - A Pictorial Guide to Lakeland Fells Vols 1-VII & Outlying Fells

Alfred Wainwright; John A. Cunliffe
A set of ‘Wainwright’ owned and annotated by the Lakeland writer John Cunliffe, creator of Postman Pat and a longtime resident of Kendal. Seven volumes from Cunliffe’s library, all later editions from the 1970s and afterwards in well-used condition. The first volume has Cunliffe’s ownership inscription to the front pastedown ‘John and Sylvia Cunlif… Read more…


BRIGHTON MARITIME ARCHIVE: Waldram Day and Night Pier Signals - Pamphlet & Signals

Edward Waldram
The archive of the inventor of Waldram’s Day and Night Pier Signals, including his unrecorded pamphlet and a part set of hand-painted miniature tin signalling flags - and compass. Edward Waldram’s proposal for a new set of Brighton maritime signals is housed within a custom-made wooden box (35x17x9cm) with a brass label on top: ‘International Code… Read more…


LOST HAMLET PAINTING COPIED FROM FUSELI A Platform before the Castle of Elsinore: Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the Ghost

[Henry Fuseli - Johann Heinrich Füssli] William Shakespeare
Early nineteenth century oil-painted copy of Fuseli’s lost 1789 painting depicting the ghost of Hamlet's father beckoning away his son to hear the terrible story of his death. Oil on wooden panel, 44.5x57.5cm, label to verso from its appearance at the 1969 Zurich Fuseli exhibition, wood repair to verso reinforcing a vertical split in the wood which… Read more…



Belinda Jean Crisp
Diaries of an elite Downing Street secretary or ‘Garden Room Girl’ who served in Whitehall under Winston Churchill and worked at No 10 under Clement Attlee, 1945-1946. Two small diaries. 1. Lorimer’s Ruby Diary, inscribed on the cover ‘B.Crisp 1940’ and on the flyleaf: ‘Belinda Crisp If found please return without turning this page over’, mostly pe… Read more…


‘WITH THE KINDEST WISHES AND PRAYERS OF THE AUTHOR...’ A Letter to the Rev Pusey & 8 other Publications

Saint John Henry Newman, William Gladstone, Gilbert Scott, Thomas Capel
Inscribed with ‘Prayers’ from a saint - John Henry Newman’s Letter to Pusey inscribed in his hand on the verso of the title page: ‘with the kindest wishes & prayers of the Author Decr 10. 1872’. Collection of 9 Anglo-Catholic church pamphlets bound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards, spine label lettered in gilt on maroon leather, some r… Read more…


LIVERPOOL MANUSCRIPT - Minutes of the Council Meetings of the Liverpool Architectural and Archaeological Society from October 16th 1867 to July 4th 1887

Francis Horner; Thomas Kilpin; Henry Hill Vale, Thomas D Barry; Joseph Boult; Henry Sumners, Charles Aldridge etc
Manuscript records from one of the world’s oldest architectural societies containing hundreds of signatures of leading members of the association including the architect of the Walker Art Gallery. Quarto manuscript book, half green morocco over marbled boards, stationer’s ticket of ‘Joseph A D Watts... Liverpool’ on marbled front endpaper with deta… Read more…


EARLY MANUSCRIPT COPY Le Diable Amoureux - The Devil in Love

Jacques Cazotte
Early manuscript copy - apparently English in origin - of a French novel of diabolic seduction that has inspired everyone from Jacques Lacan to Jonny Depp. Small quarto (16.5x20.5cm) bound in (likely) English full sheep, rubbed with some loss close to outer hinges but boards remain well attached. No decoration apart from a gilt roll to the edge of… Read more…


HELENA - Signed First Edition

Evelyn Waugh
Signed first edition of Evelyn Waugh’s only historical novel, based on the eponymous heroine’s search for relics of the true cross. Blue publisher’s cloth, small dent at the top of the front board; uniformly deep blue cloth, sharp corners. In a near very good jacket, lightly nicked at head of the spine and at the top of the front hinge with the fro… Read more…



Programming manual of an early British computer built by Ferranti Ltd. Folio sized publication in printed card wrappers, 4cm closed tear at the top of the hinge with spine on the upper cover. Circled in biro the number ‘20’ above the printed title on the cover, repeated on the title page. Fading across the top 5cm of the printed covers, together wi… Read more…


Poetry London

Tambimuttu [Editor], John Cunliffe
First edition bound in beige publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Some brown markings to end papers. Dust jacket in good condition with a couple closed tears and chips to spine and edges. A cellotape repair has been made to the bottom right corner of the front cover. N… Read more…


Reports of the Council and Auditors [1], Supplement to The List of The Members [2]The Charter, By-Laws and Regulations [3]

The Zoological Society of London
Three pamphlets, stab-sewn, in good condition with browning and soiling to some pages as well as chips and tears to some edges. Pamphlet [1] consists of 31 pages with 28 pages of text and 3 pages of tables. Page 13/14 fully detached and laid in. Pamphlet [2] consists of 15 pages. Pamphlet [3] consists of 19 pages. These pamphlets document various a… Read more…


A Father’s Legacy to His Daughters

Dr John Gregory, John Cunliffe [Signed]
Taken from John and Sylvia Cunliffe’s library, bound in quarter blue publisher’s cloth and laid over marbled paper with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in very good condition with rubbing to spine. Small brown square markings to end papers. Browning to several pages of text. Speckled edge stain. A number of black and white illustrations throughout… Read more…


The New Scientist: Babbage and The Birth of The Computer

Murray Laver, Andrew Hodges, [Alan Turing, Charles Babbage]
Magazine held by staples in very good condition with slight soiling to front cover and dog-ear toi right corner. Various articles discussing the development of early computers including; ‘The Birth of Computers’ by Murray Laver exploring Charles Babbage’s role in computer design in the 17th & 18th century, ‘Originators of the number crunches: Pione… Read more…