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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…


Mitsukoshi Signatures 1964 My Exhibition [Visitor’s Book for Japanese Exhibition]

Bernard Leach
[Reserved MH] Bernard Leach’s visitor’s book from a 1964 exhibition at the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo. Small quarto covered in silk fabric with spine ties. Paper label with Leach’s label for the book written vertically on the front (to the western eye, rear) cover. 19 leaves, 38 pages of signatures, most in Japanese characters, written ve… Read more…


[GLASGOW] Farming Ledger for the Villages of Yoker & Renfrew

John Harvey - Harvie
East Glasgow farming ledger compiled by John Harvey for land and properties on either side of the Clyde, 5 miles from central Glasgow. Contemporary vellum with external straps and ink label to boards, remains of leather ties. Text written over 250 pages (125 foliated leaves) with manuscript title page, index and extensive contents relating to busin… Read more…


The Struggle for Europe [SIGNED]

Chester Wilmot
Signed first edition of this key work of second world war history. A very good copy in publisher’s blue cloth, signed ‘Chester Wilmot’ below his printed name on the title page. The text is clean and complete. The jacket is in good condition, price-clipped to the front flap, some fraying at both ends of the spine and a closed tear along part of the… Read more…


Copy of an Original Manuscript, entitled, “A Breviate touching the Order and Governments of a Nobleman’s House, &c.”: Archaeologia

Joseph Banks
A single article by Joseph Banks excerpted from Archaeologia. Old paper wrappers with a manuscript label to the upper cover. Some loss and edge wear to the wrapper. The article runs from pages 316-390, a little browning and spotting to paper. The text is of a manuscript owned and transcribed by Banks. Read more…


Shakspere & Art: The Portraiture of the Poet and the Heritage of Genius

E T Craig
Presentation copy inscribed on the flyleaf: ‘To Mary and William Howitt with E.T. Craig’s kind regards.’ Original blue embossed cloth, rubbed, a very good copy with ‘Lewis and Sons’ binders ticket to the final pastedown. pp64 but divided into 2 parts, this is the second edition from 1865. Staining to the first pastedown. Mary Howitt (1799-1888) was… Read more…


Don Quixote De La Mancha

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Charles Jarvis
In two volumes. Attractively bound in contemporary half red calf over marbled boards, gilt decoration to spine, raised bands, marbled edges and end papers. Very good, boards scuffed, the leather is rubbed to edges and corners, but still bright. Internally fresh with delightful full page engraved plates by Tony Johannot and others. A pleasing set. P… Read more…


Billy Liar

Keith Waterhouse
First edition in publisher’s binding with faded gilt lettering to spine. Binding in good condition with bumping to corners and spine. Browning to front and rear end-papers. W.H.Smith Library bookplate on the front paste-down and Clifton College library bookplate opposite on front flyleaf; no other library markings. Several finger markings located o… Read more…


Go Tell It On The Mountain

James Baldwin
Facsimile of a first edition in orange cloth publisher’s binding which is in fine condition with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Minor roughening to paper at head of the front flyleaf. Top edge stain in blue. Very good dust jacket condition with minor rubbing to top and bottom of spine, not price clipped. Printed book insert for The First… Read more…


How to Write Letters: A Manual of Correspondence

J.W. Westlake
First editions in green cloth a publisher’s binding with gilt lettering to front board and spine. Binding in very good condition with some bumping to board corners and dusting to top edge. Moderate browning to front and rear end-papers and a small hole in inner hinge. Double ownership signature in pencil to front end pages. Bright and attractive. Read more…


Kosmos En Kort Historik [A Brief History of Time - AUTHOR’S COPY]

Stephen Hawking - Tonis Tonisson
The author’s copy of the first Swedish edition of Hawking’s global bestseller from his personal library until its removal from Stephen Hawking’s home in Cambridge after his death. Blue cloth binding with the posthumous deep blue-rimmed bookplate on the first flyleaf that reads: ‘From the home of Stephen W Hawking (1942-2018) Wordsworth Grove, Cambr… Read more…


Talks on Successful Gowning [INSCRIBED]

Elizabeth Batts Lee
Inscribed copy of this scarce fashion guide: ‘To dear Hilda with Auntie’s love/ Flushing New York June 1910’ on the first flyleaf. Bound in decorative tan buckram with spine lettering. Frontispiece with printed signature. Good binding; internally near fine. Very much of its era, the book begins: ‘Good dressing, nowadays as every woman known, who is… Read more…


Shakespere’s Home at New Place Stratford upon Avon

J C M Bellew - William Shakespeare
An outstanding copy of this attractively printed work. Finely bound in publisher’s brown cloth, brown coated endpapers, top edge gilt, a lovely clean text with extensive illustration and fold-out tables and charts. Final adverts dated February 1863. An author, preacher and public reader, Bellew published two books on Shakespeare. Read more…


The Book of Bertram or Ratramnus, Monk of corbey, concerning the body and Blood of the Lord in Latine with a New English Translation [De corpore et sanguine Domini]

Ratramnus, Monk of Corby - William Hopkins
A reissue with cancel title page of the edition that has ‘Thomas Boomer’ in the imprint. Additionally this version contains William Hopkins lengthy dissertation on Bertram. Eighteenth century calf, rebacked during the nineteenth century, speckled edges. Collates complete as per ESTC 14122, but lacking the final blank [8], CXXV, [3]; 137, [5]. Some… Read more…


The Fleet Papers

Richard Oastler; Thomas Thornhill
An uncommon title recently re-bound in brown buckram over boards with original leather spine relaid; gold spine bands and lettering; red morocco label. Boards clean, corners sharp, no rubbing. Tightly bound, strong hinges. Bookplate of the library of Inner Temple stamped ‘Withdrawn’ mounted on front paste-down. Binders’ ticket of Riley Dunne and Wi… Read more…


Wordsworth and Plants [typescript & manuscript]

Kikuo Doi [William Wordsworth]
43 hand-drawn and coloured illustrations of plants found in the English Lake District, with hand-written botanical descriptions, their names in English and Latin and both their scientific and popular names in Japanese, together with quotations from William Wordsworth’s poems in which each plant is mentioned; prefaced by a 4 page introduction, typed… Read more…


A Happy Man [Presentation Copy with letter from Kavanagh]

P.J. Kavanagh [Laurie Lee]
Signed by the author on the title page, this excellent, clean presentation copy from the library of Laurie Lee is dedicated on the fly-leaf by Kavanagh ‘Love to Laurie and Cathy from Patrick, September 1972’; laid in is the accompanying letter from Kavanagh to the Lees: ‘I was very touched yesterday when a boy from the Radio Times called and told m… Read more…


Following the Flag

William Hesketh Lever - Viscount Leverhulme
Publisher’s blue cloth over boards with gold lettering on spine, and embossed gold title and white ensign flying from staff to front board, with long title and author in black lettering; rubbed spine and slight pushes to corners; sound binding. Internally, green coated end-papers front and rear; pp 132 generously illustrated with black and white ph… Read more…


[Oil-Drop Experiment] A New Modification of the Cloud Method of Determining the Electrical Charge [e] and the most Probable Value of that Charge

Robert Andrews Millikan
R A Millikan announces his oil-drop experiment which defined the elementary electrical charge on an electron. Single journal article from Volume 19, No. 110 of the Philosophical Magazine (February 1910) which subsequently gained him the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923. Bound together as Volume LXVII - Sixth Series, Volume 19 - for the period Januar… Read more…


The Remains of the Day [signed]

Kazuo Ishiguro
Sixth Impression from the year of publication signed by the author on the title page. Publisher’s black cloth over boards with white lettering on spine. Binding clean, square and tight. Dustjacket not clipped, with closed 1cm tear to upper edge of lower panel and slight rubbing and minor creasing to top edges, with uniform fading to top 3cm of jack… Read more…


Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw [PRESENTATION COPY]

Ellen Terry; George Bernard Shaw; Christopher St John
A presentation copy from the editor who has inscribed their book: ‘It is a great pleasure to the editor of this correspondence to inscribe this copy for “Jack” Leon. Christopher St John Smallhythe 24th of October 1932.’ Additionally a signature of Ellen Terry has been tipped onto the first flyleaf. The book is in good condition only, the boards mar… Read more…


The Cantab

Shane Leslie - Sir John Randolph Leslie
First Edition, near fine, a little spotting to book edges only. In a good jacket with small loss to tail of spine and several closed tears. A scarce title thus in jacket. Read more…


The Wild Swans at Coole

William Butler Yeats
First trade edition of Yeats’ late, great collection which includes in its title poem, one of the best loved verses in the language. Deep blue cloth with gilt decoration by Sturge Moore, pleasingly bright to the upper board, a little faded to the spine. A near fine copy with a gift inscription dating from the year of publication to the first flylea… Read more…