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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

£6500.00

‘THE FIRST WOMAN IN SCOTLAND TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF ARTS’ - Edinburgh Carmichael Family Archive

Charlotte Carmichael; James Ferrier Carmichael; Marie Stopes
1850
Portraits in childhood of the Edinburgh-born women’s rights campaigner and future author of British Freewomen: Their Historical Privilege, Charlotte Carmichael, by her father, the landscape artist James Ferrier Carmichael and by herself. Charlotte Carmichael (1840-1929) was part of the first university level classes for women in Edinburgh under Pro… Read more…
#8231

£750.00

ANNOTATED WITH A VIEW TO A REPRINT Plants of the Lothians (Edinburgh, Haddington, and Linlithgow)

R Cockburn Millar; Allan A Pinkerton
1921
Corrected and emended copy, apparently with a view to reprinting in an improved version. Green wrappers marked and stained; later ex libris of David W H Walton to the flyleaf. The corrections begin on the verso of the title page and continue throughout the 24 page printed text. A heavy ink stain at the tail of the page runs right through. The corre… Read more…
#8230

£95.00

RARE EDINBURGH 20th CENTURY LATIN IMPRINT Nugae Rythmicae Magnisclopianae ad Majorem Nostrorum Hilaritatem

Robertus Rupestris Magnisclopis [pseudonym] Robert Craig MacLagan; David Maclagan; Andrew Douglas Maclagan, Sir.; Thomas Thomson Maclagan; Robert Craig Maclagan;
1901
Collection of comic skits inscribed by the author ‘Gracie Critchley from RCM January 1902" with a short poem written below. Very good in green cloth with gilt titles, all edges gilt, brown coated end papers. The boards are rubbed to the edges and spine. The text is crisp and fresh. Copies at Dundee and NLS only. Read more…
#8228

£95.00

RAMORNIE HOUSE, FIFE - DIARY TURNED COMMONPLACE BOOK

Douglas Haig’s FAMILY
1910
[RESERVED] Pre-printed diary used interestingly by a member of Earl Haig’s family as a commonplace/ day book. Chunky small quarto bound in full calf, splitting slighly at outer hinges but very robust still. Laid in is a selection of quotations from Carlyle written on ‘Ramornie Ladybank’ headed paper. Marbled endpapers. Preceding the diary pages are… Read more…
#8214

£225.00

RENTAL OF THE LANDS OF DUNLOP - 18th Century Manuscript from Ayrshire

John Dunlop
1750
18th century manuscript record of land rentals on the Dunlop family estates in East Ayrshire. Slim vellum-bound notebook with wallet-style binding and external straps. Later gilt lettering on spine suggesting a strong motivation to preserve the manuscript. Laid paper with horizontal chainlines; 20 pages of manuscript headed pages, beginning ‘Rental… Read more…
#8187

£275.00

SCOTTISH DIASPORA - Scots’ Church, London Wall - Pew Pass

Adam Scott
1841
Pew pass bought by a wealthy Scottish family living in London in the 1840s - adorned on the verso with the seal of a 17th century Scottish Bishop and Principal of Edinburgh University. Toned card (9x6cm) printed and then accomplished and signed in manuscript by a church official, Adam Scott, for ‘Mrs Sangsters Servant’ for 6 months tenure of No 10,… Read more…
#8184

£95.00

TWICE & EXPERTLY ANNOTATED - The History of Knaresborough

Michael Calvert [Richard Chapman Lofthouse]
1844
Owned and elaborately annotated by a mid 19th century Knaresborough local - ’R Lofthouse’ - with corrections and enlargements to the printed text. Small octavo bound in publisher’s brown cloth, marked and stained; outer hinge splitting between upper board and backstrip; binding remains robust. The book is complete as issued but extensively improved… Read more…
#8222

£350.00

NO COPY IN CAMBRIDGE - Elysium. A Select and Up-to-date Magazine Produced by The Elysians, Selwyn College, Cambridge

William Ernest Bott; Archibald Baxandall; Carl Edward Fischer; Alec Manston Hughes; William Oliver Beamont; Samuel Percy Woodfield;
1913
A contributor’s copy of a rare pre-war Cambridge periodical published by Selwyn College students though not found in any Cambridge collection. Octavo volume bound in quarter vellum over green cloth; Bill Pickard bookplate to first pastedown; overleaf a photograph of the ‘Elysium Publishing Association’ with names laid down opposite a manuscript ‘Br… Read more…
#8202

£450.00