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The Magicians’s Assistant

Ann Patchett, John Cunliffe [Signed]
1998
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, a first edition bound in red publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to spine, in near fine condition with slight crease down spine. Dust jacket in fine condition, not price clipped. Above his signature, dated as ‘Dec 2005’ on the upper flyleaf, Cunliffe has made a note concerning page 295. He has also starred the… Read more…
#8009

£75.00

A Christmas Garland

Max Beerbohm, Constance Irving, John Cunliffe
1912
From John Cunliffe’s library but originally from Constance Irving’s collection, a third impression bound in blue publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering to upper board and spine. Embossed symbol to lower right of lower board. In good condition with fading and bumping to spine and white circular mark to lower board [pictured]. Dusting to top edge. Cun… Read more…
#8008

£60.00

Far From The Madding Crowd

Thomas Hardy, John Cunliffe [Signed]
1906
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, a first pocket edition of Hardy’s ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ bound in burgundy cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Gilt top edge, binding in very good condition with fading and slight bumping to spine. Tear to inner hinge and final two pages 3/4 of the way detached. Black an… Read more…
#8007

£50.00

Truth is a Naked Lady

Jack Beeching [Signed], John Cunliffe
1957
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, signed and numbered limited edition of Beeching’s ‘Truth is a Naked Lady’. Bound in yellow paper held with staples in fine condition with slight discolouration to spine and front cover. Number 156 of 200 copies. Author’s signature located opposite the last page of text on the limitation page. Cunliffe’s ownershi… Read more…
#8006

£60.00

Our Mutual Friend

Charles Dicksons, John Cunliffe [Signed]
1865
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, bound in textured brown cloth binding in very good condition with bumping to top and bottom of spine and discolouration and faded gilt lettering to spine. A few marks to boards and dusting to top edge. Black and white line frontispiece illustration by Marcus Stone. 40 additional Marcus Stone plates present. Half… Read more…
#8005

£60.00

Jumping Joan

C. H. B. Kitchin, Ronald Searle [Illustrator], John Cunliffe [Signed]
1954
From writer John Cunliffe’s library, a first edition in red cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. In near fine condition with patches of discolouration to spine and slight bumping. Dusting to top edge. Dust jacket in good condition with chips to to spine and large closed tear to tail of spine. Not price clipped. Perhaps the most n… Read more…
#8004

£60.00

Selected Poems of R

Richard Watson Dixon [Signed]
1909
A signed first edition bound in cyan publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering and border to front board and spine in very good condition with slight bumping and discolouration to spine. Browning to end papers. Author’s image frontispiece with protective tracing paper tipped in. Signature found below image. A four page hand-written letter on blue paper… Read more…
#8016

£150.00

Atonement

Ian McEwan [Signed]
2001
Signed first edition of McEwans modern classic atonement bound in black publisher’s cloth in fine condition. Dusk jacket in similarly fine condition. The book is encased in the original sellers plastic covering from when it was signed and first sold by Manchester Waterstones. Absolutely fine. Shortlisted for the 2001 Booker Prize. Read more…
#7991

£175.00

Our Game SIGNED

John le Carré
1995
Signed second impression of the first edition in quarter burgundy cloth over grey textured paper in fine condition with gilt lettering to spine. Tiny brown spots on top edge. Maps decorating upper and lower end papers. Dust jacket in fine condition, not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Silk burgundy bookmark. Read more…
#7990

£140.00

The Green Knight

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1993
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight wrinkling to the bottom of spine and tiny brown spots to top edge. Gilt lettering spine and green top edge stain. Dust jacket is fine condition, not price clipped. Author’s signature in blue ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…
#7989

£85.00

The Message To The Planet

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1989
Signed first edition in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine, tiny brown spots to top edge and the tops corner of both pastedowns. Dust jacket in near fine condition with minor bumping to top and bottom of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Pengui… Read more…
#7987

£70.00

Jackson’s Dilemma

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
1995
Signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding in near fine condition with slight bumping to top of spine and tiny brown spots along the top edge. Gilt lettering to spine. Dust Jacket in near fine condition with minor rubbing to top of spine. Not price clipped. Author’s signature in black ink to title page. Seemingly unread. Read more…
#7986

£75.00

Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming

Anthony Stevens [Signed], John Cunliffe [Signed]
1995
From John Cunliffe’s library a signed first edition bound in green cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine. Binding in fine condition. Dust jacket in near fine condition with slight rubbing to top of spine. Signature by the author and Cunliffe to upper pastdown. Black and white illustration on page 40. Cunliffe is best remembered as… Read more…
#7966

£55.00

Tess of The D’urbervilles: A Pure Woman (with map of Wessex)

Thomas Hardy, John A. Cunliffe
1906
From John Cunliffe’s library a first pocket edition of Hardy’s masterpiece; Tess of The D’urbervilles, in burgundy cloth publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to upper board and spine as well as blind stamp decoration to upper board. Gilt top edge. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to corners, fading to spine and some markings to… Read more…
#7965

£75.00

The Gospel According to Jesus Christ [O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo]

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero [Translater]
1993
First English edition translated from Portuguese by Giovanni Pontiero, soft bound with a colour illustration to front cover in near fine condition with slight creasing to spine. Black and white illustration opposite first page of text. Saramago is thought to be Portugal's most influential living novelist. Read more…
#7964

£350.00

The Listing Attic and The Unstrung Harp: Mr Earbrass Writes a Novel

Edward Gorey
1974
Two works by the celebrated artist combined in a bright yellow paperback. Binding in very good condition with slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Gorey’s iconic black and white line drawing illustrations throughout. Read more…
#7963

£65.00

Explanatory and Additional Articles to The Treaty concluded at The Hague, May 4, 1918, Between His Majesty and

1982
Disbound treaty between George V, King of England and William III, King of the Netherlands to prevent the trafficking of slaves. Paper folio in near fine condition running to 6 pages, 2 unnumbered. Britannia water mark with vertical chain lines to cover page. Presented to both Houses of Parliament by His Majesty’s Command in 1823 and signed at Brux… Read more…
#7955

£125.00

Users Handbook: Commodore pet computer

Users Handbook from the collection of William ‘Jack’ Robinson, a mathematician who worked in the University of Bradford Computing Laboratory in the 1960s and afterwards. Bound by two pieces of blue card and a plastic detachable spine holding pages in place. Binding in good condition with a few chips to front cover and some markings to back cover. T… Read more…
#7958

£95.00

Pocket Poets [ANNOTATIONS BY AUTHOR]

Laurie Lee
1965
Laurie Lee’s copy of his book. Bound in card decorated with a green design in very good condition with bumping to spine and two loose pages [17/18 and 37/38]. Pencil inscription of ownership by the author to upper flyleaf. Two small pages of notes by the author laid in between front end papers. Notes seemingly depicting alterations the author wishe… Read more…
#7954

£195.00

Coats of Arms Trick’t: A Herald Painter’s Workbooks [with] William of Orange’s Declaration of Reasons [&] Instructions for the Masters of Wards and Liveries

William of Orange, Constantijn Huygens; James Ley, Earl of Marlborough, [William Constable & Sir John Somers?]
1650
Seventeenth century manuscript collection from the library of the Yorkshire antiquary William Constable which combines a key document of the Glorious Revolution, a herald painter’s workbook and an early copy of the most comprehensive study of a feudal court. Small folio bound in half calf over marbled boards, extensively rubbed, strengthening to up… Read more…
#7637

£7500.00

WINE MERCHANT’S ESTATE - A Catalogue of the Neat Household Furniture, Stock in Trade..

Charles Williams; Sidgwick & Son
1812
Unrecorded auction catalogue for the ‘stock in trade’ - sherry, port, ‘coniac brandy’, rum and gin - from a recently deceased St Albans wine merchant, annotated by the auctioneer with the prices achieved. The printed catalogue is octavo size (21x13cm), made up of two bifolia loosely inserted to make 8 printed pages. There is soiling to the outer le… Read more…
#7857

£950.00

MANUSCRIPT LETTER-BOOK, Autograph Letters and Photographs

David Gascoyne [Surrealist Poet]
1980
Substantial bound manuscript by the poet David Gascoyne (1916-2001) together with an archive of photographs, letters from Gascoyne and his wife Judy Gascoyne and from Alan Clodd of the Enitharmon Press and many others. This collection which dates from David Gascoyne’s later years was acquired by his friend the society photographer Pamela Chandler (… Read more…
#7758

£2500.00

NAPOLEONIC WARS LOG of the Proceedings of The HMSS Malabar Kept by W B Boddy

W B Boddy
1814
Napoleonic War manuscript ship’s log for a British warship in the Mediterranean that would be used shortly afterwards to transport convicts to New South Wales (1819) and Van Diemen’s Land (1821) in Australia. The folio-sized ship’s log comprises two disbound sections of a notebook of a junior British naval officer’s training logbook from 1814. Manu… Read more…
#7846

£1500.00

ILLUSTRATED Log Book of the Proceedings on Board the Barque Wellington form the Port of London to Madras

Henry Borrer, Midshipman
1839
Extensively illustrated Midshipman’s log book of a return voyage from England to Madras with drawings of an albatross-shoot, whale-ships burning oil, a mirage at sea and a sequence of coastal views including St Helena and Tristan da Cunha. Folio-sized manuscript which has been copied by its author from the original document into a printed skeleton… Read more…
#7942

£1950.00

SAMUEL WILBERFORCE’S ANNOTATED NEW TESTAMENT:Novum Testamentum: juxta exemplar millianum

[Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Oxford]
1819
‘Soapy Sam’ Wilberforce’s interleaved copy of the Greek New Testament with copious manuscript annotation from the early part of a career that culminated in his famous clash with T H Huxley and Robert Owen over Darwin’s evolutionary theory. Small octavo bound in quarter black morocco, probably during the 20th century with a Latin inscription from th… Read more…
#7947

£1750.00