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Jackson’s Dilemma

Iris Murdoch [Signed]
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…


Private Myths: Dreams and Dreaming

Anthony Stevens [Signed], John Cunliffe [Signed]
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…


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

Thomas Hardy, John A. Cunliffe
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…


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

Jose Saramago, Giovanni Pontiero [Translater]
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…


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

Edward Gorey
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…


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

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…


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…



Laurie Lee
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…


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

Charles Williams; Sidgwick & Son
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…


MANUSCRIPT LETTER-BOOK, Autograph Letters and Photographs

David Gascoyne [Surrealist Poet]
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…


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

W B Boddy
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…


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

Henry Borrer, Midshipman
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…


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…



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…



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…


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…


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…