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ANON:  Manuscript journal of a tour by bicycle and train through Normandy in April 1910.

Item No. 20209

Item No. 20209

Item No. 20209

Item No. 20209

Item No. 20209

"A Saunter to 'Le Bocage Normandy' and back"- "April 2nd 1910, waxed and waned bright, still and cold. After getting my pupils off in the morning, I managed to pack and start with my bicycle and luggage by the afternoon express from Redhill to Brighton. There I went to Lewes where I met my cousin Percy Roxby ....."

Very legibly writen on 42-pages (approx. 11,000 words) interleaved in a photograph album containing forty-two half-plate photographs illustrating the tour, these inserted, one per page, into the album leaves. The volume measures 10 1/2 x 8 ix 2 1/2 inches and weighs 1.8 kg.

The writer has much interest in architecture, especially ecclesiastical, which is reflected in his choice of subject for many of the photographs. "Mont St. Michel .... I can, and must say, a little about the general flavour we obtained from our one-night's visit, as it will linger long with me. We fully expected to find the little islnd so crowded with buildings, and human beings, as to be spoilt to us as a pleasure resort. We were absolutely wrong! Owing probably to the time of the year..... we found the little island-town almost given over to ourselves and the rustic inhabitants. We had been led to expect crowds of English, and much touting among the citizens. We found none of either .... And it was principally owing to this fact that the most delightful 18 hours of our tour in Normandy, to me, was at Mont St. Michele. We put up at Madame Poulard's, of Omelette fame. The Omelette came to us at dejeuner; very good; but nothing out-of-the-way for France. Moreover we find that Madame Poulard has now retired, and the whole establishment is in the hands of a Company! We climbed up to the Hotel, leaving our bicycles at the garage of the City, at the foot of the mount. No bicycle could enter the City-proper. We climbed to the Hotel, and then we climbed up from there to our bedrooms in an anex to the Hotel ....." 

£225.00

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BROWN, THOMAS: The works of Mr. Thomas Brown : serious and comical, in prose and verse. With his remains, in four volumes compleat. With the life and character of Mr. Brown, and his writings, by James Drake, M.D. And a key to the whole.

Item No. 20088

Item No. 20088

Item No. 20088

Item No. 20088

Item No. 20088

Edward Midwinter, London, 1730. The seventh edition carefully corrected. Adorned with a new set of copper plates. Four volumes. Frontispiece to each volume and 22 engraved plates. 8vo (6 5/8 x 4 inches), pages: xx:315; (6):331; (6): 339; & viii:340. Contemporary full mottled tan calf, gilt ornamental rule to sides. Spines with raised bands, darkened. Some light chipping to headbands, some cracking to the joints but very firm. Some browning but overall very good.

From the library of Sir Robert Eden Bt. with his armorial bookplate on front pastedowns. Brown's life was as licentious as his writings. Much of his time was spent in a low taven in Gower's Row in the Minories. His knowledge of London was certainly "extensive and peculiar," and his humorous sketches of low life are both entertaining and valuable. The frontispiece of the first volume shows the writer seated on the floor beside a cracked pedestal, his head on his left hand and a laurel wreath under his foot. He writes on a paper "Satyr agt. Wit" while turning to glare angrily at a satyr on the left who holds up a formal portrait of Brown with a label attached reading, "Hic Ille Est"; a figure in classical robes stands on the right and in the air an angel emerges from clouds bearing a scroll inscribed with the title of the book. 

£625.00

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BUNBURY, SELINA: A Summer in Northern Europe including Sketches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Alana Islands, Gothland etc.

Hurst and Blackett, London, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: 310:24 (Publisher's list) & 309:(1):16, Publisher's list). Original green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt. An exceptionally nice copy. 

£300.00

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CAUNTER, THE REV. JOHN HOBART - Vicar of Hailsham, Sussex & Domestic Chaplain to the Earl of Thanet: The Triumph of Evil, a Poem in Eight Cantos. Inscribed to the dedicatee & in a Cosway style binding.

Item No. 20000

Item No. 20000

Item No. 20000

Item No. 20000

Item No. 20000

Simpkin, Marshall, London, 1845. Only edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages. xi:360. Contemporary Cosway style binding of full purple grained calf, the boards blocked in gilt with arabesques and corner ornaments, spine gilt in compartments and lettered direct. The upper cover with the watercolour on vellum (?) Arms of the Earl of Thanet heightened with gold within oval frame under glass. The lower cover blocked in gilt with the letter "T". Wide inner gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. In excellent condition.

Inscribed by the author to the dedicatee of this work: "To the Right Honourable the Earl of Thanet with the Authors' best respects". An uncommon work, only 4 copies cited by Copac. 

£1250.00

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND: The Book of Common Prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church . Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.

Item No. 20106

Item No. 20106

Item No. 20106

Item No. 20106

Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, Cambridge, 1761. First Baskerville edition, third title impression with the price of 8s. 6d. on the title page. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches). Contemporary full dark blue calf with wide (1 1/8 inch) decorative gilt border to sides, spine ornamentally blocked in gilt in 7 compartments and unlettered, all edges gilt. Headband a little frayed, some rubbing but no cracking to the joints. Overall very good and internally very clean.

With the signature of Mary Craven on upper margin of title and another dated 1802 on front fly. Seven Craven family births recorded on rear free endpaper, 1806-1843. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. 

£660.00

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CRONIN, A.J: The Stars Look Down. Inscribed.

Item No. 20237

Item No. 20237

Victor Gollancz, London, 1935. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). 701-pages. Contemporary full green morocco, spine decorated in gilt and gilt lettered direct, top edge gilt. Spine now not unattractively faded to brown, some fading to margins of covers. Paper of lower inner joint cracked but very firm.

Signed by Cronin on the title and inscribed to: "The Lord Alness" and dated Xmas 1935. 

£300.00

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DOYLE, A. CONAN: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Item No. 20084

Item No. 20084

Item No. 20084

Item No. 20084

Item No. 20084

George Newnes, London, 1892. First edition, first issue. Illustrations. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 317-pages. Original blue bevelled cloth blocked in gilt and black. All edges gilt. A little mostly marginal foxing, upper inner joint cracked and held on webbing. Headband bruised, spine a little dulled, several inner gutters cracked, some light dustmarking to binding. Overall very good. Free from inscriptions.

First issue points being 'Violent' for Violet on p. 317, and no name on the street sign on the upper board. 

£2500.00

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LETHBRIDGE, T.C. (1901-1971). English archaeologist, parapsychologist, and explorer: An unfinished and unpublished autograph manuscript of "The Great Portage, an investigation of prehistoric trackways in East Devon".

Item No. 20153

Item No. 20153

11-pages 4to (9 1/2 x 7 inches), with corrections and deletions. N.D. Nicely bound blue grained cloth lettered in gilt. 

£375.00

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MOIR, DAVID - Saddler & Harness Maker - Henry Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield: His account book, "Mansion Stable Book" for work carried out on behalf of Henry Tufton, 1st Baron Hothfield (1844-1926), a prominent owner and breeder of racehorses.

Item No. 20002

Item No. 20002

The detailed accounts cover the period Aug. 1882 - 1908. Each account signed by Moir across Inland Revenue stamps. Approx. 1500 entries closely written over 150-pages of an 8vo (7 1/8 x 4 1/2 inch) calf bound notebook; binding rubbed, internally very good.

With on front pastedown Moir's engraved label filled in by hand "Mansion Stable Book, Charing. The Right Hon. Lord Hothfield (Stud) To David Moir, Saddler and Harness Maker. Repairs Done Strong and Neat, Oast Hairs made to Order". 

£225.00

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WARD, F. KINGDON: The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet.

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Cambridge at the University Press, 1913. First edition. Frontispiece,39 plates, 5 maps (4 folding). 8vo (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), pages xii:283:(1, C.U.P. list). Original grey/green cloth. Small scuff to upper cover, short nick in headband else good. Title-page perforated: "Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane".

 £675.00

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WARDEN, FLORENCE: The White Witch. The first appearance in print of this novel serialized in volumes 37 & 38 of the Argosy magazine edited by Mrs Henry Wood. With illustrations by M. Ellen Edwards.

Item No. 20093

Richard Bentley, London, 1884. Plates. Two volumes 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages 484 & 524, attractive contemporary black calf, spines elaborately blocked in gilt and on wide bands, and gilt lettered direct, all edges marbled; cloth sides rubbed, a little occasional marginal marking, else very good.

Weight 1.6kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 

£220.00

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WYLDE, ATHERTON [Pseud. of FRANCES ELLEN COLENSO]: My Chief and I. Or, Six Months in Natal after the Langalibalele Outbreak. By Atherton Wylde. Association copy.

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Item No. 20091

Chapman & Hall, London, 1880. First edition. Oval mounted Woodburytype portrait frontispiece of Colonel Durnford Royal Engineers, and one other mounted photographic plate, and two tinted lithographic plates. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 inches), pages: xii:327:32 (publisher's catalogue dated November 1879). Recent full green morocco, spine gilt ruled and with gilt ornaments in compartments, gilt lettered direct. The cloth from the original backstrip and upper cover retained and bound-in at end.

Presentation copy inscribed by Durnford's mother to: "C.J. Moore-Miller from his (My Chief and I Colonel Durnford R.E.) mother E. R. Durnford Dec. 13th 1879". At Pietermaritzburg, Durnford was befriended by Bishop Colenso, and had a close relationship with the bishop's daughter, Frances Ellen Colenso, the author of this volume, who also completed Durnford's work, 'History of the Zulu War and its Origins', also published 1880. Written from the perspective of a fictional young soldier, 'Atherton Wylde'. Durnford was killed at the battle of Isandhlwana on the 22nd of January1879. Uncommon. 

£1200.00

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