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ORDER OF BATTLE - Ordre de Bataille de L’armee de Monseigneur Le Prince de Conde. En 1792

Louis Joseph, Prince de Conde
Order of Battle from 1792 of the Prince of Conde’s emigre army which was dedicated to over-throwing the French revolutionary government and restoring Louis XVI and the Bourbon monarchy. A single sheet of water-marked chain-lined paper (42x33 cm) bearing a diagrammatic hand-drawn, pen and ink outline of the disposition of the forces of the Prince of… Read more…


SATIRICAL MANUSCRIPT Ad Clerum DON’T: Lessons of Experience from St Matthews Westminster

Rev. John Bonham Croft
Wonderfully silly, satirical guide to the clergy on how NOT to preach, kneel, bless (and most other clerical activities) written by the priest-organist of a leading London church. Croft has used a small quarto-sized exercise book bound in quarter black roan over marbled boards with his manuscript title label and name to the upper cover. Slightly di… Read more…


SCANDALOUS CONTRACEPTIVE ADVICE - The Wife's Handbook: How a Woman should Order Herself During Pregnancy, in the Lying-in Room, and after Delivery

Dr Henry Arthur Allbutt
Rare imprint of the earliest book by an English doctor to describe contraceptive methods whose publication caused its author to be barred from practising as a doctor. The book is bound in printed wrappers, describing itself on the cover as ‘Twenty-sixth Edition (240th Thousand). - 1896’. Pictorial advertisements for sanitary pads, and other medical… Read more…


SPECIMEN OF PRINTING TYPES by Henry Caslon, Chiswell Street, London: Letter Founder to her Majesty’s Honourable Board of Excise

Henry Caslon
Rare book of specimen type borders and ornaments offered for sale by the most famous of all British letter founders. Large octavo bound in speckled paper covered boards with new acid-free endpapers. Title page with decorative border (with spotting) followed by Caslon’s 1838 ‘Prices of Printing Types’ with tissue guard. A single leaf of letterpress… Read more…


BOOK OF HOURS: Illuminated Manuscript on Parchment, 340 pages & 3 Miniatures

[Woman Patron]
A late medieval Book of Hours written and illuminated for a woman patron who is depicted in a double-page of miniatures kneeling before the Virgin Mary to receive the gift of this manuscript. This Book of Hours was made in a northern French workshop of the second half of the fifteenth century, perhaps Rouen or Paris. It has attractive female proven… Read more…


FLORA MACDONALD’S SCRAP-BOOK - Highlands Scottish Verse Miscellany

Flora Macdonald
Manuscript Scottish verse miscellany written on Skye and in the Highlands in the 1830s by Flora Macdonald, her family and friends, Flora being the namesake and probable descendant of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s famous helpmate. Full maroon morocco quarto-sized binding with attractive gilt decoration and, inset on both covers: ‘Flora Macdonald’s Scrap-b… Read more…


ENGLISH MAKEOVER OF CONTINENTAL PHYSICS - A Compendium of the Aristotelian: & Cartesian Physics

John Roberts - Johann Heinrich Schweitzer
Unpublished English manuscript translation which offers a contemporary British makeover to this work of continental physics, including explanatory references to Milton’s Paradise Lost. Quarto in modern half tan calf over marbled boards, an eighteenth century presentation inscription from the actor/ playwright George Alexander Stevens mounted on the… Read more…



Patrick Mortimore - Patricio Mortimorer [Isaac Newton]
A document of the Irish diaspora: a physics manuscript, with strong Newtonian content, written by an Irishman obliged to attend university - the Irish College - in France in the 1770s. Bound in dyed Irish green vellum with the remnants of an inscription in black ink to the upper cover and an old spine label. Splitting along outer hinges does not af… Read more…



Admiral John Jervis; George Purvis
Rare Signal-Book given to a newly promoted Royal Navy Captain by Nelson’s patron Admiral John Jervis having been systematically annotated and updated by the Admiral’s secretary George Purvis, himself a correspondent of Nelson. Small quarto (24cm high) bound in half calf over marbled boards with a printed paper label to upper cover: ‘Signal-Book for… Read more…



Sir H Frank Heath
Presentation volume inscribed by a distinguished roster of 1000 scientists and officials of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research as a retirement present for its founder. Expensively bound with Frank Heath’s initials on the upper cover, all edges gilt, manuscript title page and 50 card leaves. Vellum-bound list of signers in rear poc… Read more…


Belgium - Reminiscences of a Tour [MANUSCRIPT DIARY]

Arthur Patterson Webb [1889-1959]
Illustrated manuscript diary of a journey through Belgium in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of the First World War and the devastation of everything that the author describes here. Octavo, blue cloth over boards, gold bands and lettering to spine, slight fading and marking to spine and front board, spine and corners lightly pushed; green card… Read more…


Wilfred’s Travels [ALASDAIR GRAY’S COPY]

Jeff Holmes, Alasdair Gray
Bound by pictorial laminated boards in fine condition. Biography of Wilfred Holmes by his son Jeff Holmes with a foreword by Alasdair Gray, including diary entries by Wilfred Holmes. Black and white images throughout. This copy came from Gray’s library. Read more…


Space-Time Structure

Erwin Schrodinger
First edition in blue cloth publisher’s binding with embossed border and shield to front board and gilt lettering to spine. Binding in near fine condition with discolouration to spine and sellotape scars to end papers. Schrodinger was one of the major forces in theoretical physics in the last century. Read more…


Einstein Spaces (Prostranstva Einshteina)

A. Z. Petrov, R. F. Kelleher [TRANSLATOR]
First English edition in black buckram publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to spine in near fine condition with very slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Dust jacket in very good condition with small tear to top of spine and wrinkling to spine and front cover. A translation of the 1961 Russian first edition containing additional amendment… Read more…


Rochdale Past and Present: A History and Guide

William Rochdale
Presentation copy in red cloth publisher’s binding with black embossed border and gilt embossed illustration to front board. Gilt lettering to spine. Blue first end papers with pictorial advertisements. Binding in good condition with bumping to spine and corners as well as areas of discolouration to lower board. Splitting of inner hinge between upp… Read more…


44 BOOKS FROM ALASDAIR GRAY'S LIBRARY - ‘With thanks for the inspiration’

Alasdair Gray [etc]
‘In admiration...’ a collection of 44 books inscribed to Alasdair Gray by friends, family and, mostly, fellow writers, including a gift from Liz Lochhead, several books about Glasgow, and Gray’s own copy of a work that came out of his Creative Writing teaching at Glasgow University. There are 15 inscribed volumes of poetry, among them Gray’s own co… Read more…


The Cambrian-Trias Sequence of North-Western Kashmir: Parts of Muzaffarabad and Baramula Districts (Records of The Geological Survey of India)

D. N. Wadia
Bound in orange card in very good condition with small tears and wrinkling to spine. Pages fastened with staples. Presentation copy of an offprint from the author to Dr H. H. Thomas taken from the Records of The Geological Survey of India, volume 68, part 2. Black and white illustrations and tables located throughout. Includes plate 12, a coloured… Read more…


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…


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…


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…