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The Herb Dangerous Part II The Psychology of Hashish [from] The Equinox

Oliver Haddo, Aleister Crowley
1909
Two bound extracts from a first edition of the occultist periodical The Equinox, bound up separately and containing The Herb Dangerous Part II, pp31-90 and Part III The Poem of Hashish, pp55-112. Grey, plain card wrappers with 3 pentagrams scribbled on the upper cover and the initials ‘FJ’ (?). Ownership inscription of M H Miffen to half title. The… Read more…
#8357

£550.00

CELEBRATING A WINTER WEDDING IN PARIS Lines Presented to Mrs Croft with a White Rose on her Wedding Day by her affectionate Cousin Robert Charles Dallas

Robert Charles Dallas
1823
Beautiful presentation volume by an infatuated Oxford undergraduate (shortly afterwards President of the Union) following his cousin’s winter wedding at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Paris. Small oblong volume with matching slipcase (13.5x11.5cm) The manuscript book has olive green printed paper overlay, the upper cover with a hand-coloured… Read more…
#8327

£1250.00

ILLUSTRATED CLOTH BINDING Conjurer Dick; or The Adventures of a Young Wizard

Angelo J Lewis - Professor Hoffmann
1886
Early edition in a splendid Victorian illustrated cloth binding. Green bevel-edged boards with four-colour depiction of the conjurer at work. Small puncture to spine; rubbing to extremities and light staining to upper cover. Floral endpapers with ‘Wilsden Board School’ prize bookplate dated to 1891; 8 pages of preliminaries, heavily foxed with fron… Read more…
#8349

£150.00

UNRECORDED PICTORIAL BICYCLING IMPRINT The New Departure “Hiram Jones Series,” 1-8

New Departure Manufacturing Company; Brown Bros Ltd
1902
In verse and pictures, the cycling adventures of Hiram Jones - sent as eight weekly cards by Brown Brothers of London - to advertise the new coasting brake manufactured by the New Departure Manufacturing Company of Connecticut. Eight stiff cards (18x14cm), printed on both sides in green and black. On the recto of each is the full title which explai… Read more…
#8344

£350.00

UNRECORDED BROADSIDE From the Events which have Recently Taken Place Respecting Baptism

Mary Morris Knowles
1809
Unrecorded broadside by the Quaker poet, abolitionist and defender of women’s liberties. Single sheet (32x16cm) printed on one side only, old folds and a few short tears and tiny chips to edges. The address to Lavinia and Lavinia’s answer are printed in two columns, preceded by an introduction which mostly misprepresents the genesis of the text: ‘F… Read more…
#8346

£250.00

RARE 1790s DUBLIN IMPRINTS: A Narrative of the Sufferings and Escape of Charles Jackson, Late Resident at Wexford in Ireland; The First Number of the Report of the Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor; The Natural Son, A Play; Know Your Own Mind, A Comedy;

Charles Jackson; Arthur Murphy; Augustus von Kotzebue; Society for Promoting the Comforts of the Poor
1798
An unrecorded edition of Charles Jackson’s Narrative of his role in the Wexford Rebellion is the star item in this fascinating collection of Dublin imprints from the 1790s. Small octavo-sized volume bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards with red morocco spine label: ‘Tracts’. Endpapers with 1794 dated watermark. The imprints appear as… Read more…
#8291

£950.00

Arthur Balfour Debates Education Policy - a Three page Manuscript Policy Document from the Year that Balfour became Prime Minister

Arthur Balfour
1902
Fascinating document written by the soon-to-be Prime Minister setting out the alternatives for what would be known as the Balfour Education Act. Writing on a three sides of a small bifolium, blind-embossed with the House of Commons crest on the first leaf, scarred to the final page where it has been removed from an album page, the Conservative lead… Read more…
#6529

£225.00

TUDOR & STUART HISTORY The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh [with] The History of Great Britain [with] The Reign of King Charles

Francis Bacon; Arthur Wilson; Hamon L’Estrange
1641
Three separately published English histories dating from the Civil War and Commonwealth period which offer contrasted interpretations of Tudor and Stuart history, and each bound without their engraved portraits. Small folio (26x18cm) in 19th century half calf with marbled endpapers and on the front pastedown the bookplate of Edward Fenwick Boyd de… Read more…
#8351

£950.00

ENGRAVER TO THE SUN KING: A COLLECTION OF 17TH CENTURY ENGRAVINGS Oeuvre de Sebastien Le Clerc

Sebastien Le Clerc; Abercairny
1690
500 engravings from the late 17th century made by Louis XIV’s chief engraver which include celebrated depictions of the fountains of ‘le labryrinthe de Versailles’, costume at the court of the Sun King and the Fauxbourgs of Paris. Three large quarto volumes (21x26cm) bound in worn calf; marbled endpapers with the bookplate of ‘Abercairny’ (Scottish… Read more…
#8340

£2500.00

Abraham Lincoln

J Alfred Sharp
1925
Scarce dustjacketed edition of this biography of Lincoln. Third impression of 1925 bound in blue boards; old damp staining to edges of cloth. Jacket is in good condition with some loss at the head and tail of the spine and several closed tears. The jacket reproduces the oval image of Lincoln that appears on the frontispiece opposite the title page.… Read more…
#8337

£125.00

Last Poems by D H Lawrence Edited by Richard Aldington

D H Lawrence
1935
First edition in attractive patterned boards, no ownership inscriptions, a little spotting. Very good plus in a very good jacket. An uncommon posthumous publication containing some wonderful poems. Read more…
#8335

£75.00

RIVIERE BINDING & EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED In Kedar’s Tents

Henry Seton Merriman
1897
Beautifully Riviere-bound and extra-illustrated with 26 amateur photographs of turn-of-the-century Spain including 3 images of a bull fight. Crushed red morocco, all edges gilt; marbled endpapers with gilt turn-ins. The 26 additional silver gelatin photographs are mounted on inserted leaves and include images of Gibraltar, Toledo, Madrid and three… Read more…
#8332

£325.00

SIGNED A FEW DAYS AFTER WINNING THE BOOKER PRIZE - Wolf Hall

Hilary Mantel
2009
First edition, fifth impression of this landmark novel, signed on the title page by Mantel a few days after she won the Booker Prize in October 2009 at her appearance at the Ilkley Literature Festival. A very sharp copy, fine in a fine jacket, unread and inscribed to two of the volunteer helpers at the Festival in Mantel’s characteristic italic han… Read more…
#8331

£225.00

NOISILY INSCRIBED My Brother Aquarius: Poems by Stephen Tennant

Stephen Tennant
1961
Eccentrically inscribed by its eccentric, nay decadent, author. Quarto sized book bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, a little rubbed. Tennant has decorated the front flyleaf with his effusive inscription ‘for Rupert Lord’ adding verses from the Persian and ‘A very ancient saying Oriental I think. I love it.’ The book is otherwise unmarked apa… Read more…
#8330

£300.00

The Man with the Golden Gun

Ian Fleming
1965
First edition of the final Bond novel bound in black boards with gilt spine lettering, no gun on the upper board; the scarcer issue with blank endpapers with no ownership inscriptions, a very good plus book. The jacket is complete with the '18s. net' price present; very good colour to the jacket, a little rubbing to extremities and a few spots to t… Read more…
#8329

£110.00

The Colours of Animals: Their Meaning and Use..

Edward Bagnall Poulton
1890
Attractive, squarely bound second edition with Oxford provenance to ‘Thornton and Son, Booksellers’ on The Broad, Oxford. Publisher’s red cloth; black coated endpapers. Internally clean and fresh, with the bookplate of Edward Alfred Cockayne (1880-1956), an English physician specialising in children’s medicine, a keen entomologist in his spare time… Read more…
#8328

£75.00

NUMBER 4 OF 26 SIGNED COPIES Newcastle is Peru

Tony Harrison
1969
True first edition of this early poem, inscribed to a close friend on the northern poetry scene numbered 4 out of 26 signed copies. Printed brown paper wrappers which are browned and faded and separated along the spine. Harrison has inscribed the poem above the title with a double-edged quotation: ‘Nor need we to the distant Indies rome; The curst… Read more…
#8318

£350.00

INSCRIBED Shell-Backs and Beachcombers

S Bradford; Gordon Campbell [Basil Clarke]
1933
Maritime memoir inscribed to the First World War correspondent and British government spin-doctor, Basil Clarke. Blue cloth, fading to spine. Bradford has inscribed the front flyleaf: ‘To Sir Basil Clarke with the author’s best wishes S. Bradford Feb 1934.’ Internally very clean, a very good plus copy. Bradford was Chaplain to the RNR Officers’ Clu… Read more…
#8300

£85.00

Photos Taken During a Walking Tour round Norfolk and Suffolk [& SOUTH AFRICA]

Arthur David John Pitts
1911
High quality photo-album by an Anglo-Canadian artist who became a leading figure in the depiction of indigenous peoples in British Columbia and Alaska. The collection is housed in a commercially produced photo album bound in red buckram, slightly stained and scuffed, ‘Reminiscences’ in gilt on the upper cover; 12 card leaves with 8 window-mounted s… Read more…
#7843

£750.00

Arts and Crafts Photograph Album of the Architect's Home, 'Weir’s Barn'

Robert Weir Schultz [Architect]
1935
Family photo-album recording the Arts and Crafts Hampshire home and garden built for himself by the Scottish-born architect Robert Weir Schultz who lived there for 50 years. 116 photographs mounted in a commercially produced oblong photo album, 33x25cm, ‘The Beaumont Album’, Johnson London. Bound in deep reddish/black shiny cloth with silk ties thr… Read more…
#7600

£1450.00

[1000] SIGNATURES OF THE STAFF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH on the date of the Retirement of its First Secretary

Sir H Frank Heath
1927
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…
#7574

£950.00

POST PRODUCTION SCREENPLAY Hamlet

William Shakespeare
July 1969
Hamlet post-production screenplay for the 1969 British film adaptation starring Nicol Williamson - seemingly not found in any institutional collection. Foolscap sized paper held together by corroded staples. Rust marks to front cover which is partially detached from the text block. Typescript of c100 pages, mimeograph-printed on the rectos only. Oc… Read more…
#8260

£450.00

PRESENTATION COPY Classification and Uses of Finger Prints

Sir Edward Henry
1901
Inscribed copy of this second edition of Henry’s fingerprint system which became the 'sole official method employed in the identification of habitual criminals in this country.' Green cloth, near very good, inscribed on the first (browned) flyleaf ‘Major Arthur Griffiths from the writer. Feb.: 1905’. Errata slip bound in ahead of the title page and… Read more…
#8255

£350.00

22 IMPRINTS FROM THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES chronicling the controversial Presidency of Edward King

Society of Antiquaries [Benjamin Way; Edward King]
1777
A compelling collection chronicling the short-lived Antiquaries’ Presidency of Edward King, owned and annotated by a friend of King’s and including 5 unrecorded imprints. Large quarto (27x21.5cm), 18th-century full calf; narrow gilt border to the boards, spine prettily tooled in gilt, red morocco label, marbled endpapers, red sprinkled edges - bind… Read more…
#8098

£2950.00

LETTER BOOKS OF A FRENCH DOUBLE-AGENT & ASSASSIN AT THE COURT OF QUEEN ANNE

Antoine de Guiscard, Abbe de la Bourlie, Marquis de Guiscard
1705
Three manuscript Letter Books (1704-1708) kept by a Franco-British double agent in London which record his efforts to lead a British invasion and his charismatic hold over British and European monarchs and ministers - worthy of a full Hollywood treatment. Antoine de Guiscard’s meteoric rise was followed by an equally precipitous fall from grace whi… Read more…
#7940

£12500.00