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Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Most Men Don't Kill

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [David Alexander]
1953
(12.5x19.5cm) Original'Rough' depicting New York gangsters and hustlers for the jacket on the UK first of David Alexander's New York-set thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients at this time. The image c… Read more…
#3523

£95.00

Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Psyche

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Herbert G de Lisser]
1952
(12.5x19.5cm + 12.5x3cm) Original 'Rough' for the front panel and spine of the jacket on the UK first of a Jamaican novel featuring a slave heroine. Gouache on card, depicting the protagonist being sold at a slave market, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Ernest Benn. The… Read more…
#3524

£135.00

Original Dustjacket 'Rough': Recipe for Homicide

Sax [Dustjacket artist] [Lawrence Blochman]
1954
(12.5x19.5cm) Original 'Rough' for the jacket on the UK first of Californian writer Lawrence Blochman's thriller. Gouache on card, laid down on thick black paper, closely resembling but not quite identical to the final design as published by Hammond and Hammond, one of Sax's regular clients at this time. The image comes from a substantial collectio… Read more…
#3525

£95.00

Marriage of H.R.H

ELIZABETH II; Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
1947
[pp] 16. Order of service for the Royal Wedding of 1947 (a union shortly to be 70 years old on November 20th) which would have been issued to someone who attended the event at Westminster Abbey. Printed wrappers, text in red and black, fingermarks to card covers, accompanied by a Souvenir Programme of the Royal Wedding, pp 8, soiled. Read more…
#3554

£95.00

The Constitution of the Union of Burma

Chan Htoon etc
1947
[2] 4;iv; pp 78;78 pages [1] colophon. Independent Burma's first democratic constitution printed in Rangoon in 1947, bound in blue printed wrappers with a parallel transliterated text in Burmese and English, presentation inscription on title page in Burmese hand, browning around staples, otherwise very good. Drafted by Chan Htoon this constitution… Read more…
#3559

£185.00

Missel des Serviteurs de Marie [extra illustrated]

R Sagnieres - Arduin famille - family
1898
pp 592 Custom-bound French missal which has been embellished with family mementoes as an aid to prayer and meditation including a 1944 letter written by 'R Sagnieres', a grieving mother, to Lieutenant Cherassus from Embrun in the Haute-Alpes asking for more information about 'la mort de mon cher fils' and begging for the return of some of his posse… Read more…
#3563

£135.00

Croesus, King of Lydia: A Drama [inscribed to a family member]

Louis Gordon Rylands; K Rylands
1902
pp 84. Privately printed play inscribed by its Lancastrian author to another family member opposite the title page: 'K Rylands From L. G. R. 1902'. Bound in green cloth with the title to the upper cover, very good condition. Louis Rylands was the sone of Warrington politician Henry Rylands and a criminologist and writer in his own right. There is n… Read more…
#3742

£125.00

My Polly Ann: Sung by Dave Read [i.e

Dave Reed - Read
1870
(15x23cm) Broadside verse in three stanzas and a chorus, first line: 'At the fancy ball, the other night...' The lyrics are attributed to Dave Reed of Bryant's blackface minstrels. Below title printed: 'The music of this song can be obtained at the extensive music store of Wm. A. Pond & co. 547 Broadway, N.Y.' Illustrated woodcut border showing De… Read more…
#3779

£85.00

Season's Greetings 1971 Erica and Allan Jong - A Christmas Card from the Jongs

Erica Jong [Olwyn Hughes]
1971
(25x34cm) Christmas card in the form of a folded broadside poem by Erica Jong, inscribed by the author twice and sent to Ted Hughes' sister, Olwyn Hughes. Folded three times with Jong's New York return address on the verso and Hughes' London NW 3 address on the recto of the folded card, it unfolds to reveal Jong's longish poem 'The Eggplant Epithal… Read more…
#3793

£75.00

Surrey's Fourth Boke of Virgill [presentation copy from Book Collector, Carl Pforzheimer to a New York Book Seller]

Carl F Pforzheimer; Earl of Surrey
1933
xxviii, pp 54 + facsimile. Presentation copy of the great book collector Carl Pforzheimer's edition of Surrey to the New York book dealer George Hellman. Laid in is a manuscript letter by Pforzheimer from April 30. 1934 on his Hidden Brook Farm headed paper (Purchase, NY) to 'My dear Mr Hellman' thanking him for his books 'and you must see the [Wil… Read more…
#3795

£125.00

The Vacuum Automatic Brake [One institutional copy only]

Alfred L Sacre; James Gresham
1875
[2] pp 16 [3 foldout plates] Scarce technical guide to the automatic vacuum brake which became almost universal on British rolling stock for a century from the 1870s onwards. Blue textured cloth over card wrappers, original sewing, first and last leaves detached. Three concertina-fold plates depicting the engine and railway carriages on glazed line… Read more…
#3796

£120.00

Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties

Charles H Bennett
1865
Second edition in pictorial cloth with gilt decoration and brown coated end papers. An A - Z of Victorian nursery rhymes elaborately illustrated with line drawings reminiscent of Tenniel, and humourous children's caricatures. Some discolouration to pages and binding. Read more…
#3902

£90.00

Straight From the Horse's Mouth:Ronald Neame, an Autobiography

Ronald Neame with Barbara Roisman Cooper
2003
A fine copy, Filmmakers Series No 98. Signed and inscribed on title page 'To Ann, Bless you, Ronald Neame 2003'. We have recently acquired the library of Harry Horlock Stringer who was a leading British potter at the old Fulham Pottery in the 1950's where he concentrated on earthenware. Later he moved to Taggs Yard in Barnes, south west London, whe… Read more…
#3986

£55.00

Switzerland: La Grande Maison de Rossiniere: an Archive of the Literary Remains of the Swiss Henchoz Family

David Samuel Henchoz; Abraham Pille; Daniel Crespin; Daniel Defoe; Ezechiel Gallatin; Goldoni
1700
A cache of documents and publications concealed by the Henchoz family in the eighteenth century in the attics of the Grand Chalet, Rossiniere, in the Vaudois Alps - a building thought to be the biggest wooden house in Europe. Built in the 1750s by Jean David Henchoz, a wealthy notary and judge, the Grand Chalet was used as a hotel in the following… Read more…
#4027

£1000.00

Printing Block: American Civil War Scene

N/A
1930
[23x27cm] Large illustrative printing block apparently showing an American Civil War scene, with a cavalry man bearing the Texas Lone Star State flag in combat with a sabre-bearing horseman who is seen rearing above him, sword drawn to strike a mortal blow. The image is made up of bronze strips, about 4mm high; 'J Wood Bolton' is stamped on the sid… Read more…
#4053

£100.00

The Pantechnicon [the printer's copy, corrected, with page layouts and ephemera]

Lionel Miskin
1969
ff 188 Bound typescript of Miskin's novel inspired by Andreyev's short story, covered in proof corrections and with typographical instructions and double page spreads on tracing paper showing the layouts for the half title, title page, chapter headings and sample text page, annotated 'Specimen pages for Willmer Brothers Ltd for Weidenfeld & Nicolso… Read more…
#4063

£175.00

Madame Maillart

Claude Veline; Hamish Miles; L Houghton
1932
First edition in a striking art deco style dustjacket by 'L Houghton' of a work translated by Hamish Miles. Light green publisher's cloth with lettering, no ownership signatures, spotting to edge of text block - about very good, in good jacket, not price-clipped, chipped to head and tail of spine with old tape repairs to verso; most uncommon thus.… Read more…
#4070

£90.00

Typed Letter from the first Labour Prime Minister, Ramsay Macdonald

Ramsay Macdonald; Sir Josiah Stamp
1930
On Downing Street headed paper, Ramsay Macdonald writes to the Chairman of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway, Sir Josiah Stamp, to thank him after 'My daughter and I spent a most delightful day on Friday under the care of Lord Ritchie and yourself... We thoroughly enjoyed the trip down London River...[and] trust that the enterprise of your C… Read more…
#4084

£110.00

Little Harry's Book of Poetry: Short Poems for the Nursery

Eliza Grove
1854
Charming collection of poetry for the Victorian nursery, with titles such as The Elephant Ride, and The Little Chimney-Sweep. Illustrated with woodcuts by Keeley Haswell. In original publisher's embossed green cloth with gilt decoration. In good condition, cloth faded to corners and spine which is torn along lower hinge; binding loose but the text… Read more…
#4164

£55.00

The Sleeping Sorceress: An Elric Nov [John Baxter]

Michael Moorcock
1971
Signed First Edition, Near Fine, pages tanned but crisp. In a Very Good price-clipped jacket, spine ends rubbed. Author's signature to title page, and inscription to John Baxter from Paris 2005 on ffep. A very nice copy. Read more…
#4165

£60.00

Letters by Conceptual Artist John Hilliard

John Hilliard [Neil Hanson]
1981
[3 TLS] A collection of letters by the conceptual artist John Hilliard made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Hilliard discusses the commission and his reticence in being considered a 'Lakeland' artist. He proposes two submissi… Read more…
#4185

£70.00

Letters and Sketch by Photographer John A Davies

John A Davies [Neil Hanson]
1981
[5 ALS; 1 pencil sketch; 1 handwritten biography] A collection of letters by the photographer John A Davies made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Davies expresses his interest in the commission "I think the show would prove ve… Read more…
#4187

£100.00

Letters and Postcard by Photographer Roger Palmer

Roger Palmer [Neil Hanson]
1981
[6 ALS; 1 postcard; 1 ANS] A collection of letters by the photographer Roger Palmer made in connection with the Presences of Nature exhibition in the Lake District in 1982. In his succinct letters to the Carlisle Museum Exhibitions' Officer, Neil Hanson, Palmer discusses the commission and his proposed submissions. A most interesting collection. Read more…
#4189

£70.00

Original Archive of Cover-art Photography: The Dumas Club, The Flanders Panel, The Seville Communion

Arturo Perez-Reverte; Marc Atkins
2000
2 silver gelatin photos (20x26cm) by Marc Atkins and eight cover-art proofs for Atkins' designs for the second paperback edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte's novels published by The Harvill Press. The first photograph shows the books provided by the bookseller Sotherans for the cover of the paperback edition of The Dumas Club with Atkins' signature on… Read more…
#4242

£95.00

Epping Town Football Club Photo Album

Epping Town Football Club
1950
Photo Album from the early 1950s probably compiled by a young footballer who played with several east London teams including Epping Town, Leytonstone and Southend Football Club. The silver gelatin photos, many annotated with team names on the verso, show a mixture of amateur and professional shots in a variety of formats from snapshot to full page… Read more…
#4243

£60.00