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Particulars and Conditions of Sale of a Very Valuable Leasehold Estate, Held Under the Bishop of Winchester, for Two good Lives.

W Young Auctioneer
1787
pp 4, A four page auction catalogue from 1787 for part of the estates of Robert Henley, late Earl of Northington. This is made up of title page and three pages of conditions and lot descriptions followed by a printed docket title on final leaf. The catalogue has been annotated by the lawyer John Thomas Batt with the prices achieved. Robert Henley,… Read more…
#2821

£85.00

The Life and Letters of Joseph Pennell [with letters]

Elizabeth Robins Pennell [Butler Wood]
1929
[2 Vols] The first trade edition of the life and letters of Joseph Pennell inscribed by his wife and biographer to the couple's mutual friend, the Bradford librarian, Butler Wood on the title page: 'Inscribed for Butler Wood, with many Memories and much Appreciation of the Friendship he always showed to Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell.… Read more…
#2845

£95.00

St Anthony, Lenton, Minute Book of the Lay Council - Nottinghamshire

John Pollard, Rev'd Percy Smith, N H Pownall, Herbert Simpson, Thomas Stone, Samuel Woolley
1887
ff 40 The octavo-sized minute book of the Priory Church of St Anthony, Lenton, in Nottinghamshire from 1887 when the church was rebuilt to 1897. The book is bound in quarter green roan over textured paper covered boards and in its preamble sets out its role in 'unitedly' meeting 'together to consider matters of interest and efficiency in Church and… Read more…
#2869

£75.00

Adele Margate; Charles Letts

Ladies' Year Book: 1921 [with diary entries]
1921
pp 64; page/week. A young London mother's diary for 1921. Adele Margate's ownership signature appears on the first endpaper above the adverts: she has made around 150 short diary entries in the printed grid which allows one page per week. She reveals herself as a married woman living in the vicinity of Richmond in south west London. At least two of… Read more…
#2937

£95.00

Shakespeare Country [Railway Poster]

British Railways - William Shakespeare
1962
(102x64cm) A British Railways Poster of Stratford upon Avon which promises to take the visitor to 'Shakespeare Country' and showing the scene around Holy Trinity Church in the town, presumably an image from the late 1950s or early 1960s. Old folds and four small nibbles from the right hand side of the poster. Read more…
#2965

£80.00

''Theatre Royal Hull - Ticket Night..

William Shakespeare
1822
14x21cm A provincial handbill for the performance by His Majesty's Servants at the Theatre Royal in Hull of Othello. Clipped corners, old folds and soiling. Othello was played by Mr Calvert whose performance in the role was noted later in the Hull Dramatic Censor as possessing 'an exuberance of force and feeling.' Read more…
#2967

£65.00

The Handy-Volume Shakespeare [13 volumes Works]

William Shakespeare
1872
[13 Vols; 8x12cm) Bradbury and Agnew's 1870s pocket edition of Shakespeare in soft red morocco leather, all edges gilt, a little faded to spines but a very good set. The introduction to Volume I makes clear that this was an edition intended for the Shakespearian on the move: 'to form a handy readable series of Volumes, equally adapted for the Pocke… Read more…
#2969

£125.00

An Humble Apology for Christian Orthodoxy

Patrick Delany
1761
xvi pp 44 The first anonymous edition of Delany's Apology: a disbound pamphlet with '5' in ink on the title page and 'By Patrick Delany, Dean Down in Ireland' written above the imprint. Top corner of half title neatly cut, probably removing a former ownership inscription, otherwise a near fine copy on bright clean paper stock, small woodcut embelli… Read more…
#3021

£95.00

Popery an Enemy to Scripture

James Serces
1736
viii, pp 112 Serces' anti-Catholic polemic in its sole printing from 1737. Title page in red and black; a couple of holes close to the ink number '6' in the top corner which denotes its removal from a pamphlet collection. A substantial work by the Vicar of Appleby in Lincolnshire. Read more…
#3022

£65.00

The Speeches of The Right Honourable Edmund Burke, in the House of Commons, and in Westminster-Hall

Edmund Burke
1816
[4 Vols] Edmund Burke's speeches in four volumes from 1816, contemporary worn quarter calf over pretty paper covered boards with marbled endpapers, speckled edges. Some loss to backstrip of Vols I/IV. In an age of great oratory Burke is perhaps the only politician of his generation whose reputation has never waned. Read more…
#3027

£95.00

Autograph Letter regarding valuation of Neave & Aislabie premises in East Smithfield

George Gwilt the Elder [Neave Aislabie]
1794
Autograph letter from the architect and surveyor George Gwilt the Elder (1746-1807) in which he values the leasehold property in London's East Smithfield area held by the company Neave and Aislabie at £2250 but somewhat reduced taking into account the 'low Price of the public funds' presumably as a result of the war then raging between England and… Read more…
#3066

£65.00

Seedie's List of Fleet Air Arm Awards 1939-1969

Seedie
1990
pp 156 Seedie's List, 1939-1969, with dozens of cut obituaries and other ephemera relating to the recipients of the awards laid in together with an original photograph and a letter. Read more…
#3073

£95.00

The Burnley Tune-Book, a New Manual of Hymn Tunes, Chants, Kyries, Glorias

N/A
1875
pp 330 A very smart copy of the Burnley collection of hymn tunes, chants, kyries and glorias, with an introduction dated 1875 explaining that the book was published as a response to 'the rapid strides made by the people during the same period, in musical education and executive ability'. Textured cloth with decoration in black and gilt, black coate… Read more…
#3083

£95.00

The Third Hour

Geoffrey Household
1937
First edition in tan coloured boards, a very good copy with a little foxing to the endpapers in good pictorial jacket not price-clipped, split along hinges between both panels of the jacket, slight loss to the topof the spine. Household's first adult novel: 'a novel without a country'. Read more…
#3105

£85.00

A Farewell to India

Edward Thompson
1931
pp 288 Near fine first edition in near fine jacket of Thompson's full length novel of India. Not price clipped; bright jacket over black boards. Foxing to the book edges the only minor blemish. A very nice copy. Read more…
#3107

£60.00

Those Thoughtful People

Edward Charles
1930
Near fine first edition in good jacket designed by 'A.N.' Green cloth, light foxing to the first few pages; good illustrated jacket with striking design similar to some of the illustrations to the Ariel Poems of the same period. Chipping to top and bottom of spine of jacket, not price clipped. A first novel, scarce in jacket. Read more…
#3108

£60.00

The Last Hours of Sandra Lee [with belly band]

William Sansom
1961
Fine first edition with the uncommon advertising belly band wrapped around the jacket. Near fine book in a near fine jacket - a very nice copy. Read more…
#3116

£60.00

Green Grow the Rushes

Howard Clewes
1949
Near fine first edition inscribed to Clewes' literary agent on the first endpaper: 'To Julia with love, as ever Howard. July '49'. A very clean copy in very good jacket, not price-clipped, rubbing to extremities, small loss at the head of the spine. An excellent copy acquired from a distinguished collection of modern firsts and detective fiction. Read more…
#3118

£55.00

Sailor Comes Home

Howard Clewes
1938
Very good first edition of Clewes' first novel set in Wales inscribed to the author's literary agent: 'To Julian from Howard 18.1.38' A very good copy in good jacket, not price-clipped, split along the hinge between front panel and spine. A pit-head design to the dustjacket by the artist Mortimer'. The book was acquired from a distinguished collect… Read more…
#3120

£75.00

The One-Eyed Monster: A Novel about Television [with authorial letter]

Allan Prior
1958
First edition; blue cloth, inscribed on the first blank to Tom Hutchinson: 'Tom, Yours Allan..76' Accompanied by a typed, signed letter to Hutchinson about the radio adaptation of the novel with Wilfred Pickles and referring to the picture of Prior on the back of the jacket. Near fine in near fine jacket. A very nice copy with an excellent associat… Read more…
#3123

£65.00

Men of fine Parts

C K Jaeger
1952
First edition, a near fine copy inscribed by the author on the title page with a nickname: 'For Bryan and Maud. With the Author's Love and Best Wishes always, June 25.52. Goodfern Mac" ' and signed on the title page: 'C K Jaeger'. A very nice copy, near fine, a little foxing to top edge of text block in a very good jacket, light staining to lower p… Read more…
#3187

£60.00

The Plebeian's Progress

Frank Tilsley
1933
First edition, black cloth, no ownership inscriptions, clean and complete, internally a very good copy, a few spots to the cloth. An uncommon novel about the young Frank Barclay and his misadventures as the consequences of economic misfortune close in on him. Read more…
#3216

£75.00

The Fate of Derwentwater, a Play in Three Acts

Charles William Rothery
1865
[frontispiece] [4] pp 36 [3 plates] Scarce play with a mountaineering frontispiece sketched by the author and lithographed by Day and Sons. The play is set in the aftermath of the Northumbrian Jacobite rebellion of 1715 in which Countess Derwentwater escaped, and saved her liberty and the family jewels by clambering up one of the clefts of Wallabar… Read more…
#3235

£150.00

Pethick Lawrence: a Portrait

Vera Brittain
1963
Excellent signed first edition, inscribed on the title page by the author: 'Vera Brittain July 13th. 1963' Near fine book in very good jacket, not price clipped, no ownership inscriptions; slight fraying to bottom 3mm of jacket spine. A very nice copy. Read more…
#3237

£60.00

The Will and the Deed

Ellis Peters
1960
First edition in red cloth, a very good plus copy with no ownership inscriptions in near fine good jacket, not price-clipped, bright front panel, clear white panel of jacket. Small bookshop stamp on final pastedown. Foxing and couple of little stains to first few pages. An excellent copy and NOT an ex-library copy. Read more…
#3248

£60.00