Recent Additions

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A.R.P. WWII: The Complete First-Aid Outfit Book and A.R.P. [complete with first aid kit as issued - very rare thus].

Item No. 17395

Item No. 17395

Item No. 17395

London: Odhams Press, c. 1940. Illustrations. 4to (10 1/4 x 8 inches), 128-pages, original red blindstamped grained cloth. Inside the upper cover a celluloid pocket contains an un-opened cellophane packet "The Complete First Aid Outfit" containing bandages, cotton wool, oxide paste, boric lint, tincture of iodine, boracic ointment, safety pins etc. 15 items in all. In excellent condition and contained in the original cardboard mailing box. A rare survival.


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BRIGHT, JOAN: History of the Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry 1924-1949.

Item No. 17416

Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Mawson Swan & Morgan, 1949. First edition. Plates & Maps. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:406, original blue cloth. Some bruising to headband else a very good bright copy. Free endpapers browned else very good internally. Scarce.


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BRONTE, CHARLOTTE, ANNE, EMILY & GASKELL, MRS: The Life and Works of Charlotte Bronte and her Sisters with Introductions to the Works by Mrs Humphry Ward. In seven volumes with Portraits and Illustrations. (Including the Life of Charlotte Bronte by Mrs Gaskell). The Haworth Edition in 7 volumes.

Item No. 17372

London: Smith Elder, 1899. Published 1899 - 1902. Portraits & Plates. 7 volumes 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), contemporary half blue calf, spines gilt in compartments and on raised bands and gilt lettered direct, top edges gilt. Some fading to spines and light rubbing or scuffing at headbands, raised bands, joints and corners, a few corners bumped but overall attractive and very solidly bound. Foxing to prelims.

The bindings by Hatchards, Piccadilly.


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DENHAM, MAJOR DIXON & CLAPPERTON, CAPTAIN HUGH: Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824 ...... Extending across the Great Desert .... from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. With an Appendix.

Item No. 17332

London: John Murray, 1826. First edition.. Engraved frontispiece and 36 plates and maps, 1 hand-coloured, and a large folding engraved map. Prelims. foxed and with some browning, some plates also browned and with browning to facing leaves of text, map foxed.4to (11 x 9 inches), pages: xlviii:335:269, contemporary full diced calf, gilt borders to sides, rebacked at an early date retaining the original backstrip, spine with black and crimson lettering pieces with some rubbing and chipping, corners rubbed through.


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MACKENZIE, DONALD (1918-1993; Canadian born criminal turned crime writer): Twenty one of his novels, as under, all first editions in dust jackets, 12 of which signed and inscribed by the author, one being to the dedicatee.

Item No. 17352

Item No. 17352

Item No. 17352

Item No. 17352

Houghton Mifflin; Macmillan Doubleday & others (see under). Various years. Some dust jackets with edge wear, a few with tears, some top edges spotted or dusty but overall good. Mostly published by Houghton, Mifflin in Boston, some by Macmillan in London, two by Doubleday and one by Elek, but all First Editions.

The collection comprises, not listed in any order, the following: Salute from a Dead Man 1966; Spreewald Collection 1975; Night Boat from Puerto Vedra 1970; Raven's Revenge 1982; Raven and the Ratcatcher 1977; Raven in Flight 1976; Raven Settles a Score 1978 (author's compliment slip paperclipped to endpaper with resultant rust mark); Raven and the Kamikaze, 1977; Nobody Here by that Name 1986; Cool Sleeps Balaban 1964 - signed & inscribed; Death is a Friend 1967 - signed & inscribed; The Genial Stranger 1962 - signed & inscribed; Raven's Longest Night 1983 - signed & inscribed; By Any Illegal Means 1990 - signed & inscribed; The Lonely Side of the River 1965 - signed & inscribed; Fugitives 1955 - signed & inscribed; Double Exposure 1962 - signed & inscribed; The Last of the Boatriders 1981 - signed & inscribed; Raven and the Paperhangers 1980 - signed & inscribed; Raven's Revenge 1982 - signed & inscribed; The Eyes of the Goat 1992 - inscribed to the dedicatees - Large part of lower panel of dust jacked lacking, spine canted. Very heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


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MERCATOR, GERARD; HONDIUS, JODOCUS: Abissino Rum Sive Pretiosi Joannis Imperiu. Double-page engraved map of Central Africa.

Item No. 17272

Item No. 17272

Amsterdam: c. 1630. Contemporary colour. Image size 13 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches, ample margins as overall size is 18 x 21 34 inches. Relatively uniform tanning to margins, some brown showthrough of colour to text on reverse. Latin text. In very good condition with no tears.


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MIDDLETON, ERASMUS: The New Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences : or, an universal system of useful knowledge. Containing A full Explanation of every Art and Science, whether liberal or mechanical, in which the Difficulties attending a thorough Knowledge of them are clearly pointed out, and such Directions given as cannot fail of making their Acquisition easy and familiar to every Capacity Exhibiting, among the various other Branches of Literature, a copious Elucidation of the following, viz.

Item No. 17401

Item No. 17401

Item No. 17401

Item NO. 17401

Agriculture, Algebra, Anatomy, Architecture, Arithmetick, Astronomy, Book-Keeping, Botany, Carving, Catoptricks, Chemistry, Chronology, Commerce, Conicks, Cosmography, Dialing, Dioptricks, Ethicks, Farriery, Fluxions, Fortification, Gardening, Guaging, Geography, Geometry, Grammar, Gunnery, Handicrafts, Heraldry, History, Horsemanship, Husbandry, Hydraulicks, Hydrography, Hydrostaticks, Law, Levelling, Logick, Maritime and Military Affairs, Mathematicks, Mechanicks, Medicine, Merchandize, Metaphysicks, Meteorology, Musick, Navigation, Opticks, Oratory, Painting, Perspective, Pharmacy, Philology, Philosophy, Physick, Pneumaticks, Rhetorick, Sculpture, Series and Staticks, Statuary, Surgery, Surveying, Theology, Trigonometry, &c. The Whole upon an improved Plan, the Marrow and Quintessence of every other Dictionary and Work of the Kind being preserved, and their Superfluities and Obscurities entirely omitted. Particular Attention has been given to every Thing valuable in Chambers, The Encyclopedie, printed at Paris; The Encyclopediae Britannica, and other Publications of later Date. Including not only all the valuable modern Improvements which have been made by several eminent Members of the Royal Society, the Royal Academy, and the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, but also a great Variety of other important Discoveries; which have been made and communicated to the Authors of this Work, by some of the most distinguished Characters of this and other Nations. Eminent Engravers and Designers in the several Departments have been engaged at a very great Expence to unite their Abilities in producing the most masterly and superb Set of Copper-Plates, representing upwards of One Thousand exact Figures, such as Machines, Instruments, Implements, Tools, Plans, Schemes, Animals, Vegetables, Minerals, Fossils, and other Articles relative to the Subjects treated of in a Work of the utmost Consequence to Mankind. The Theological, Philosophical, Critical, and Poetical Branches, By the Rev. Erasmus Middleton, Lecturer of St. Bennet's, Grace-Church-Street, and of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate-Street; The Medicinal, Chemical, and Anatomical, By William Turnbull, M. D. Of Wellclose-Square, London; The Gardening and Botanical, By Thomas Ellis, Gardener to the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, and Author of The Gardener's Pocket Calendar; The Mathematical, &c. By John Davidson, Author of A Complete Course of Mathematicks; And the other Parts by Gentlemen of approved Abilities in the respective Branches which they have engaged to illustrate.

Item No. 17401

London: Sold by Alex Hogg, 1778. Two volumes in one. Frontispiece and 80 engraved plates. Folio, unpaginated, but to 6B2 & 6G2 in twos. Contemporary reversed calf. Lacking spine, boards worn. Stitching partly broken, many leaves proud and a little dusty on fore-margins. Worming to lower blank margin of earlier leaves of vol.1. Some plates with creasing, marginal tear to plate 72, soiling to one leaf of text. Small piece torn from blank lower margin of frontispiece. An excellent candidate for restoration. Although there are 80 plates as called for there is no plate 28 and there is a duplicate of plate 25 in its place. Obviously an early binder's error.


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PASTOUREAU, MICHEL: Blue. The History of a Colour.

Item No. 17357

Princeton University Press, 2001. First English edition. Profusely illustrated. 4to (9 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 216-pages, original cloth. Very good in like dust jacket. Short gift inscription on front free endpaper.


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PITMAN, MAJOR-GENERAL T.T. [Editor]: The Cavalry Journal. Vol. XVII, January 1927 to Vol. XXI, October 1931.

Item No. 17371

London: Royal United Service Institution. 5 volumes. Plates, some coloured, and illustrations. Large 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 inches), each volume of approx. 700-pages. Contemporary half plum calf with burgundy lettering & numbering pieces. A handsomely bound run in excellent condition.


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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tailor of Gloucester.

Item No. 17284

Item No. 17284

London: Frederick Warne, 1903. First edition. Frontispiece and 26 colouredf plates. 12mo. Original grey/blue boards with inset applied coloured illustration as issued. Crease to one plate, lacks backstrip, stitching slack, lacks front free endpaper. Contemporary gift inscription on recto of frontispiece; ideal copy for cannibalization or restoration.


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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Item No. 17285

Item No. 17285

Item No. 17285

London: Frederick Warne, 1905. First edition, First Issue. Lacks frontispiece. 26 coloured plates. 12mo, original green boards with coloured pictorial onlay as issued. Lacks backstrip, some fading. Tiny contemporary gift inscription on half title. 1 inch tear on fore-margin of p.27 and glue marks to reverse, some adhesion to blank fore margin of p.29; ideal copy for cannibalization or restoration. The first issue point being the lack of quotes at the end of page 51.


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SASSOON, SIEGFRIED: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With illustrations by Barnett Freedman.

Item No. 17337

London: Faber, 1931. First illustrated edition. 15 coloured plates, head & tail pieces, coloured pictorial endpapers. 8vo (9 x 6 1/4 inches), 311-pages. Original coloured pictorial cloth. Headbands bruised else very good.


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SHIPLEY, ORBY [Edit.]: Lyra Eucharistica: Hyms and Verses on the Holy Communion. Ancient and Modern; with other poems. Together with: Lyra Messianica. Hyms and Verses on the Life of Christ; & Lyra Mystica, Hyms and Verses on Sacred Subjects. Three volumes.

Item No 17368

London: Longman, Green, 1869. The first title a second edition. The second title a second edition, revised and enlarged. The third title a first edition. Three volumes 12mo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4). Uniformly and attracrively bound contemporary full bevelled vellum, narrow gilt rules to sides, spines gilt in compartments and with burgundy lettering pieces, all edges gilt. Some dustmarking to bindings but very attractive and strongly bound. Foxing to prelims. Contemporary gift inscription to one front free endpaper.


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SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania ... from the time of their settlement in America, to the Year 1843.

Item No. 17325

Item No. 17325

Item No. 17325

Published by the Aborigines' Committee of The Meeting for Sufferings, London: Edward Narsh, 1844. First edition. Hand-coloured map "Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi" as frontispiece and a large folding map of North America denoting the boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the locations of the Indian Tribes. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: x:11-247, original dark brown glazed cloth blocked in blind. Backstrip split at upper joint and with three horizonta splits but without loss.

An ideal candidate for restoration as the binding is very bright and internally text and maps excellent and clean. Slight traces of old glue on upper hinge.


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SPEKE, JOHN HANNING: Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With Map and Portraits, and numerous illustrations, chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant.

Item No. 17327

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1863. First edition. Portrait, plates, illustrations and 2 maps, 1 large and folding at end. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xxxi:658. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with burgundy lettering piece. Headband softened, rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims. Small contemporary signature at head of title, contemporary prize label on front pastedown. Bound without half-title. Generally a very good and attractive copy in very sound condition.


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STANLEY, ARTHUR PENRYN: Sinai and Palestine in connection with their history. With Maps & Plans. First Edition.

Item No. 17291

London: John Murray, 1856. 7 folding coloured maps, woodcuts. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: lv:535, contemporary half calf, cloth sides, spine gilt in compartments with double lettering pieces; spine darkened, corners bumped and rubbed, chip out of upper joint, paper cracked at gutter between last two leaves but very firm. Engraved armorial bookplate, small contemporary signature at head of title.


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STEIN, M. AUREL: Ruins of Desert Cathay. Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China.

Item No. 17330

London: Macmillan, 1912. First edition. Two volumes. Plates, some coloured, panoramas and 3 folding maps, that of Western & Central Nan Shan lacking approx. a third and laid down; lacking the plate opposite page 368 in Volume 2. Two volumes 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 inches), original brown cloth with gilt medallion to upper covers, top edges gilt, lower edges of text blocks scuffed and rubbed. Bindings very marked & corner rubbed through but very sound.


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STEIN, M. AUREL: Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan. With map from Original Surveys and numerous illustrations.

Item No. 17326

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. First edition. Frontispiece, large folding coloured map, numerous illustrations. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages: xliii:502, later full tan buckram lettered in gilt. Some mottling to covers, some light foxing to frontispiece, some slight surface adhesion of frontispiece to title.

The large map laid-down and with 1 1/2 inch tear on one marginal fold else very good. A few light pencil notes to one blank. Very clean internally. Bound without half-title.


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TAYLOR, ELIZABETH (1932-2011) & BURTON, RICHARD (1925-1984): Photographs of each. Signed & inscribed.

Item No. 17282

Item No. 17282

Taylor's photograph 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Inscribed, "To Sally Best Wishes Elizabeth Taylor". Mounted to an album leaf wth an unsigned photograph of a boxer to the reverse.

Burton's photograph, 10 x 8 inches, inscribed, "To Sally with best wishes Richard Burton" this with remains of an album leaf to the reverse, pin holes to margins.

Both pieces from the collection of Sally Reynolds who was given these photographs when a telephonist at the Dorchester Hotel in London.


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QUEEN VICTORIA - In Commemoration of. Limited Edition Common Prayer: Special Forms of Service in Commemoration of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria of Blessed and Glorious Memory to be Used in all Churches and Chapels in England and in the Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed Either on the Day of the Funeral, ........

Item No. 17399

Item No. 17399

Item No. 17399

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1901. This 12-page 'Special Forms of Service' with a portrait precedes the standard Book of Common Prayer. Limited edition, No. 90 of 500 copies. 12mo. Full blue calf, upper cover decorated wiith a silver wreath and cream lettering "In Memoriam VR 1837-1901", inner gilt dentelles, blue silk endpapers, all edges gilt.

Lettering to upper cover rubbed. Contained in the original leather case, padded silk lining with lift up lid and fall-down front, with a repeat of the silver wreath & lettering on lid although more rubbed. The box witn hallmarked silver clasp. Some rubbing to extremities of the box. The box overall 5 1/2 x 4 x 2 inches.


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WALPOLE, HORACE & PARK, THOMAS: A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland; with Lists of their Works . By the late Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford. Enlarged and continued to the Present Time by Thomas Park.

Item No. 17373

Item No. 17373

Item No. 17373

Item No. 17373

London: for John Scott, 1806. Numerous engraved portraits throughout. 5 volumes 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xxxii:326; x:352; x:343; x:400; & x:408. Handsomely bound contemporary full purple grained calf, sides elaborately gilt and blocked in blind. Spines gilt in compartments and gilt lettered direct, all edges gilt, wide gilt ornments to turn-ins. With the half-titles. A little rubbing, a few corners bumped, headband to vol.1 pulled. Overall a handsome set in very good condition.


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