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Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Charlotte Bronte; Currer Bell
An early reprint of Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece, with attractive provenance to a young Yorkshire woman. The book has been rebound in half calf over marbled boards with rubbing to the extremities; all edges marbled. Brown coated endpapers and the ownership inscription of ‘Gladys Millicent Priest, Harrogate 1919’ to the second flyleaf with her pho… Read more…


Lampas: or Descriptions of Some Mechanical Improvements of Lamps and Waterpoises

Robert Hooke
First edition of Hooke's 4th Cutlerian Lecture, text complete but lacking the plates at the end. Recent brown marbled wrappers with a paper label to the upper cover. New additional endpapers; letter press text collates complete: [2] pp54; light browning throughout text otherwise very good. Hooke’s work on the mechanical improvements of lamps combin… Read more…


‘MY STUDIO COPY HUGH PATON’ Etching, Drypoint, Mezzotint. The Whole Art of the Painter-Etcher

Hugh Paton
The author’s heavily annotated personal copy with corrections and emendations by the Manchester-based artist throughout. Bound in pictorial publisher’s cloth, a little rubbed to the extremities. Paton’s inscription appears on the half title ‘My Studio Copy Hugh Paton Oct/ 10’. The book is a lavish production which contains an original etched fronti… Read more…


Animadversions on the First Part of the Machina Coelestis

Robert Hooke
First edition of Hooke's second Cutlerian Lecture with two of the three engravings of Hooke’s instruments present. Recent brown marbled wrappers with a paper label to the upper cover. New additional endpapers; text collates complete: [8] pp78 [2] found here with folding plates 1 & 3 bound in after the title page. Light browning throughout text othe… Read more…


Portraits and Memoirs of the Most Illustrious Personages of British History

Edmund Lodge, Goldar, J Taylor
95 engraved portraits originally issued in fascicules by Edmund Lodge, found here bound in Victorian half cloth over marbled boards. The original title of the magazine has been laid down on the upper board, there is rubbing to edges of binding; a clipping has been removed from the first free endpaper. The engravings are by Goldar, Woodman and Mutlo… Read more…


The Problem of Pain

C S Lewis - Clive Staples Lewis
Second impression of this classic title, very scarce in early editions. A very good copy with a 1941 ownership inscription on the flyleaf, otherwise an excellent copy. Read more…


The Works of Shakespeare: In Eight Volumes, Collated with the Oldest Copies and Corrected: With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical:

William Shakespeare, Lewis Theobald
Complete set (eight volumes) of Theobald’s Works of Shakespeare bound in speckled calf with gilt double fillet to boards and faded gilt lettering and volume number to spine. Raised bands, red morocco label and black morocco label to spines. Binding in good condition with cracking to spines, markings to boards, and rubbing and bumping to edges. Dust… Read more…


Nomads: the Producer’s Comprehensive Production Archive

Elliott Kastner, John McTiernan, Jane Fonda, Nina Foch, Bill Conti, Ted Nugent, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro etc
Remarkably extensive Eliott Kastner archive of the production of Pierce Brosnan’s first leading role in which he played a French anthropologist in New York who discovers a group of urban nomads who are not who they seem. The pile of documents sits 10 inches thick and comprises, in brief: Production - Central Files Kastner: Chain of Title original a… Read more…


Leda [extra-illustrated]

Aldous Huxley [Richard de Bohun Lovell Smith]
Extra-illustrated edition with five full-page original pen and ink drawings by the New Zealand artist, Richard de Bohun Lovell Smith interpreting Huxley’s Leda poem. Expensively bound in half crushed dark green morocco over light green buckram by the London bindery, Sangorski and Sutcliffe. A little rubbing only to outer hinges; a very attractive b… Read more…


Ned Kelly: Archive of Film Production Drawings Including Portraits of Mick Jagger playing Ned Kelly

George Crossley - Ned Kelly - Tony Richardson - Mick Jagger
Remarkable archival collection of 99 drawings made on location by the Australian artist George Crossley during the filming of Tony Richardson's Ned Kelly feature film which starred Mick Jagger. The drawings vary in size from the largest at 37x50 cm (14.5x19.75 inches) to the smallest at 24x31 cm (9.5x12 inches). Most are executed in black pen on pa… Read more…


Travels in Arabia Deserta [Presented by Theodore Dreiser to John Cowper Powys]

Charles M Doughty; Theodore Dreiser, John Cowper Powys
SUPERB ASSOCIATION COPY inscribed on the title page 'My Christmas present to Jock Dec 22nd 1926 Theodore Dreiser To John Cowper Powys.' On the half title Powys has inscribed the work a second time to pass the book on some thirty years later: 'For Malcolm [Elwin] from John 5th of November 1954 [cuneiform inscription] see Page 291. Would I could writ… Read more…


COLLECTION OF HAND-COLOURED MAPS - The Preceptor Containing a General Course of Education

Robert Dodsley; Samuel Johnson
Beautifully illustrated mid-century educational text with 6 Emanuel Bowen hand-coloured maps, including North America, and an introduction by Samuel Johnson. Bound in contemporary plain calf, cracking to outer hinges; binding sound. Armorial bookplate and signature of Edward Newton Young to the first pastedown; Hayman frontispiece opposite title pa… Read more…


WEDDING WISHES FOR A PUBLISHER - ‘For John Gill from His Friends and Colleagues of The Amalgamated Press on the Occasion of his Marriage...’

[Alfred Harmsworth]
Wedding card hand drawn and signed by 70 members of Alfred Harmsworth’s Amalgamated Press. Stiff card (34x23cm) with hand-drawn multi-coloured decoration and the recipient John Gill's name in bold at the head of the card. Below are the signatures of dozens of colleagues with the Amalgamated Press editor ‘C Langton Townley’(1878-1956) heading up the… Read more…


AUSTRALIA VOYAGES SKETCHBOOK by the Wife of the Commander in Chief, Australia Station

Emily Cecilia Bowden-Smith & Nathaniel Bowden-Smith
Sketchbook and diary recording a round trip to Australia aboard Conrad’s last ship, written by the wife of the Commander in Chief of the Australia Station and including a drawing of a kangaroo hunt. Quarto hessian-covered sketchbook with tie; worn and marked, possibly a pencilled sketch on the upper cover which is inscribed with the artist’s initia… Read more…



Nicolas de Montargon
Late 17th century French legal manuscript relating to the affairs of Nicolas de Montargon, businessman and frustrated diplomat. Quarto sized (20x27 cm) disbound manuscript (c 12,000 words) in a clerk’s hand; ink on vellum comprising sixty numbered folios (120pp) in eight gatherings, sewn with string top and bottom only, sewing snapped between third… Read more…


1960s MODELLING PORTFOLIO of Annabel Smith

[Annabel Smith]
Ring bound photographic modelling portfolio covered by thick blue fabric. A certificate from The Model Centre in London is mounted opposite the first image and states the completion of a training programme offered by the centre by an Annabel Smith on the 31st October 1966. The programme included training in ‘Show, Mannequin, Photographic and Televi… Read more…


JOHN CUNLIFFE’S COPY - A Dictionary of British Folk Tales: In The English Language, Incorporating The F

Katherine M Briggs, [owned by] John Cunliffe
A set owned and used by the folk-story inspired creator of Postman Pat, John Cunliffe, with the writer’s annotated book marks present. Brown publisher’s cloth in near fine condition with very minor bumping to top and tail of spine. Brown top edge stain. Slight dusting to top edge. Dust jackets in very good condition with fading to spine and some mi… Read more…


INSCRIBED - WITH A NOTE South with Scott

Admiral Sir Edward Evans
Presentation copy from Captain Scott’s second in command to an Irish woman who had sent him a ‘gift parcel of steak’ during the Second World War. Evans’ book is bound in soft, textured cloth, stamped with an image of him on skis in blue to the upper board and blue spine lettering. Slight toning to the extremities of the binding which is otherwise v… Read more…


DOESKIN HOMEMADE BINDING Two Journeys to Jerusalem Containing, First A Strange and True Account

Nathaniel Crouch
Homemade doe-skin binding on this chapbook publication by the English printer and bookseller variously known as Nathaniel Crouch, Robert or Richad Burton. The doe-skin binding which seems likely to be contemporary with the book has been wrapped tightly around the boards and sewn down the spine with the result that that the book opens comfortably to… Read more…



Frances Jane Fludger; Robert Pinkerton; Daniel Schlatter; Georg Gessner, Johann Martin Usteri etc [Sir Edwin Lutyens]
(255x195mm) Friendship album compiled by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens' grandmother in the 1820s, mostly collected in Germany or featuring German ex-patriates in London. Handsome Parisian oblong quarto bound in straight grain red morocco wth gilt decorative border to boards and five gilt compartments to rounded spine. Rubbed to edges and extremit… Read more…


‘Graveyard Poets': A Sammelband of 11 Imprints - An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard The Eleventh Edition [AND] Four Elegies Descriptive and Moral [AND] An Epistle from Lady Jane Gray to Lord Guilford Dudley ETC

Thomas Gray; William Whitehead; John Delap; Reginald Heber; John Scott; Edward Jerningham; George Keate; Edward Young; Thomas Denton
Mid-eighteenth century bound collection of 'Graveyard' poems including elegies and meditations such as the earliest publication by John Scott of Amwell (the first notable Quaker poet) and works by Thomas Gray, Edward Young, John Delap and Reginald Heber. Small quarto bound in eighteenth century speckled calf, the boards decorated with a border of c… Read more…


GIBRALTAR'S SOCIAL REGISTER - Manuscript from the Governor's Household

Sir John Adye; Arthur Edward Hardinge [etc] [James Joyce; Molly Bloom]
From the governor's residence in Gibraltar, a manuscript record of British colonial officials, staff, naval and army officers in the Crown Colony which was used by the Governor's household as a social register for entertaining Gibraltar's elite and prestigious visitors, including the second in line to the British throne, Prince Albert Victor. An ad… Read more…


SIGNED BY DESCENDANTS OF FLETCHER CHRISTIAN - Pitcairn Island Refuge of the Bounty Mutineers

Maurice Allward
Signed by 5 descendants of Fletcher Christian and Edward Young and a further 54 attendees of the Bounty Pitcairn Conference, in Florida, 2005. The book which was owned by its author Maurice Allward is presented here in its original binding, with the logo of the conference tipped onto the front cover. Overleaf are 5 long inscriptions written by Pitc… Read more…


A Book of Blokes

William Nicholson
Nicholson’s jeu d’esprit collection of crayon drawings apparently done as a gift for his daughter. Green paper covered boards, slightly dulled with rubbing to the corners, much of the paper backing to the spine from the top half is gone but the binding remains sound. No inscriptions within; 28 crayon drawings reproduced in a red, black and green. T… Read more…


The Two Magics: The Turn of the Screw; Covering End

Henry James
The first edition, first state of Henry James's great supernatural tale, The Turn of the Screw. This, the earliest issue of the first edition is bound in blue cloth with the four iris designs to the upper board and the title page printed in black and red and the 32 page advertisements to the rear. The blue cloth is a rubbed and darkened with a ligh… Read more…