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Phillip Vann:
Tessa Newcomb [Signed copy]. ['Pristine Perceptions (or Pristine Visions): the Art of Tessa Newcomb' was the proposed title, changed just prior to publication, but still showing online with mock-up image of the never-used cover.]

Bath: Sansom, 2010. First edition. 128pp, with many illustrations. Half title signed 'Tessa Newcomb 2010'. An immaculate, unread (pristine) copy in dust jacket. Mint in mint dust-jacket.

Price: £75.00


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photographs by Gilles Tapie, with an introduction by Dominique Fretard:
Invitation - Sylvie Guillem. [text in French, English and Japanese]

London: Editions Cercle D'Art, Oberon Books, 2005. First edition. 429, [1]. A large and extraordinary collection of exquisite photographs, in monochrome and colour, of 'perhaps the last great classical ballerina' and her context, grandly produced in small folio (39x29cms, 15x11ins) on heavy semi-matt art paper. Contents fresh and unmarked. In the original white printed boards, firm and bright, corners sharp, with a 3 mm compression crease to the foot of the upper joint. The white jacket is complete, toned by the sun to the spine, and to all but the centre of the front panel, and the red title lettering is faded. The lower panel is slightly ridged and toned in wide bands along its top and bottom edges. The jacket has very little handling wear - micro-scratches which catch the iight, very faint marks. A beautiful copy in a less fresh jacket. Fine in VG dust-jacket.
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Price: £195.00


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photographs by Gautier Deblonde:
Morvern Callar.

Ipswich: Screenpress Publishing, 2002. First edition. [14]pp prelims and text, followed by the [46]pp of full- or double-page photographs, taken by Deblonde during the period of the making of Lynne Ramsay's film, but largely peripheral to it. Large quarto paperback, 12x9ins, printed on heavy matt paper. Firm and clean: front cover has slight edge scuffs and is sunned to the top edge and bent at the top corner, and there's a small scratch near the head of the spine. Shop barcode label covers the ISBN on back cover. A good copy. Scarce. VG.

Price: £40.00


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Homer, translated by Robert Fagles and illustrated by Grahame Baker:
The Odyssey; and The Iliad. [ie: 2 vols]

London: The Folio Society, 1997, 1998. Respectively second and first printings of Folio Soc. edn. Fine unmarked copies in quarter leather bindings with pictorial boards, in slipcases. Slipcases almost immaculate. A beautiful set. Fine, in very near fine slipcases.
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Price: £150.00


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Artforum: 1984 February. Vol XXII No.6, with Joel Peter Witkin cover.

New York: Artforum, 1984. The contents clean and fresh, with minimal wear to cover. Very Good.

Price: £60.00


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Artforum: 5 odd issues (can split): 1983 April. Vol XXI No.8, Eric Fischl cover; 1983 May. Vol XXI No.9 Special issue, 'Mother love in monkeys' cover; 1983 Summer (June). Vol XXI No.10, Chantal Akerman cover; 1983 December. Vol XXII No.4, Sigmar Polke cover; and 1988 April, with Bruce Charlesworth cover.

New York: Artforum, 1983, 1988 The contents of these five issues are clean and fresh, with minimal wear to covers, except that the 1983 Summer issue has a large crease across the bottom corner of its front cover, the contents page and first few advertisement pages. Very Good.
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Price: £65.00


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Artforum: 5 odd issues (can split): 1983 September. Vol XXII No.1, Brice Marden cover; 1983 October. Vol XXII No.2, Jannis Kounellis cover; 1983 November. Vol XXII No.3, Joan Miro cover; 1984 January. Vol XXII No.5, Pontus Hulten & Jean Tinguely cover. 1984 March. Vol XXII No.7, Robert Colescott cover.

New York: Artforum, 1983, 1984. The contents of these five issues are clean, with some degree of rippling from former damp towards the upper corners. The covers are clean, with minimal wear, although March 1984 has a crease to the back cover. Good.
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Artforum: 3 odd issues: 1980 May. Vol XVIII No.9, Marcel Broodhaers cover; 1981 Summer (June). Vol XIX No.10, Coffeeshop cups cover; 1982 September. Vol XXI No.1, Forum portrait cover.

New York: Artforum, 1980, 1981, 1982. The contents of these three issues are clean, with slight rippling from former damp, and with light wear to the covers. The 1981 Summer issue is rather more rippled, with a heavy scuff to the fore-edge of its front cover, and the 1982 September issue has traces of former adhesion at the upper corner of some page openings, in the form of a small patch of light speckling to a few images. G-.
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Artforum: 3 odd issues (can split): 1978 October. Vol XVII No.2, David Diao cover; 1980 November. Vol XIX No.3, Scott Burton cover; 1982 Summer (June). Vol XX No.10, Robert Mangold cover.

New York: Artforum, 1978, 1980, 1982. Contents clean and fresh in all three issues. 1978 October is VG+, the 1980 November Scott Burton cover has edge and spine scuffs and a big crease to the wide fore-edge border, and the 1982 Summer issue is about Fine. Very Good.
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Price: £35.00


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Artforum: 1969 February. Vol VII No.6, with Richard Serra cover.

New York: Artforum, 1969. Contents clean and fresh. Covers have short split to bottom 2" of spine, some soiling to back cover, front cover slightly rubbed, with top corner bent, and writing in biro under the title. Good copy of a scarce issue. Very Good.

Price: £40.00


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edited by Theo Crosby and John Bodley, designed by Gordon House:
LIving Arts 1 [aka LIving Arts I]

London: Institute of Contemporary Art / ICA, 1963. First edition. 107pp, illustrated in monochrome, and with excellent articles concerning themselves with music, film, photography and poetry as well as painting and sculpture, and followed by a few pages of advertisements. Most of the first page [pp1-2] has been neatly excised, leaving a two-inch stub with an ownership stamp, and leaving us short of the mission statement, a list of contents, and perhaps an image on the reverse. Contents otherwise in good order, the final page having a bottom corner crease. There is a closed one-inch tear to the top edges of both the front cover and p3/4, both repaired with archival tissue. 19.7x20.7cms, firm in pictorial card covers: showing wear, with light soiling, creases and edge scuffs, and the head of the spine is slightly chipped. Much of the laminate has flaked off and should probably be dispensed with. Thus and hence, the budget price! G-.

Price: £80.00


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David Stuart Leslie:
Two Left Feet. (In my Solitude).

London: Pan, 1963. First Pan printing. 223+[1] pp. 'London's teenage jungle blazing vividly to life..' Pages lightly tanned. Originally published as In my Solitude. The Pan edition was issued as a tie-in with the film Two Left Feet, starring a young Michael Crawford, but release was delayed for two years chiefly because of its X certificate. The covers of the book show stills from the film, and are clean, with slight tanning to the spine area, an indentation to the back cover part-way down the lower joint, and a tiny split to the foot of the upper joint. Uncommon. VG.

Price: £25.00


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Parker, Tony:
The People Of Providence, A Housing Estate.

London: Hutchinson, 1983. First edition. 374pp. New unread copy. Contents fresh and clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, spine ends slightly blunted. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, very bright. Tony Parker's classic portrait of a South London High Rise estate, through the mouths of its residents. This copy from the author's estate, and with a tiny bit of foxing to the front endpaper and a little very faint foxing to the closed edges of the pages from long storage. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £25.00


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Repertoire du Theatre de Madame. 12 vols.

Paris: Baudouin Freres, Pollet, Barba, et al 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832. Around 50 plays by various authors of the period, and issued by several publishers, collected into very pretty and well-preserved volumes, numbered 1 to 12. Contents have a fair amount of foxing, generally minor. 16mo, 12x8cms, in red half-calf with marbled boards, spines with a black label, gilt rules, decoration and title: all clean, bright and firm. All edges marbled, with some flecking. A very attractive and completely usable collection. VG+.
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Field Marshall the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein:
A History of Warfare. [Signed copy]

London: The Arcadia Press, 1969. First edition. [ii], 584pp, illustrated. #20 of 265 copies. Incorporating the original sheets of the 1968 US first edition in a de Luxe presentation with the Arcadia Press' signed limitation page. All edges gilt, 24x17.2 cms, in the black crushed morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf, decorated to the front with a canon, and with gilt-decorated turn-ins. Complete in its straw-coloured linen solander fold-back box. The book appears unhandled and as new. The box is firm, spotless, and bright, but sunned at the spine. In Gift condition, a superb copy. Fine, in its near-Fine case.
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edited by Cynthia Asquith and introduced by L.P. Hartley: stories by Mary Treadgold, Elizabeth Bowen, Evelyn Fabyan, Rachel Hartfield, L.A.G. Strong, Mary Fitt, Elizabeth Jenkins, Lord Dunsany, Margaret Lane, Ronald Blythe, L.P. Hartley, Robert Aickman, M
The Third Ghost Book.

London: James Barrie, 1955. First edition. x, 302pp. Contents unmarked and very clean. Small damage to fore-edge of final 10 pages. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titling rather dulled. All clean and firm, front board corners discreetly refurbished. An impressively un-aged copy. Very Good+.

Price: £120.00


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Henrik Ibsen: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Peer Gynt: a dramatic poem.

London: George G. Harrap, 1936. First Rackham edition. 256pp, with decorative endpapers, illustrations in the text, and the 12 colour plates with captioned guards. 1938 ownership name of Dorothy Forster to the first blank leaf. Contents entirely fresh (no foxing). Quarto, in the original binding of fine russet cloth, decorated and titled in gilt. Boards firm and bright, lower corners showing slight shelf wear; spine slightly sunned, marked and indented, ends puckered with a little fraying. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £95.00


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Margery Williams Bianco: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Poor Cecco.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1925. First Rackham edition. 175pp, with illustrations in the text, and the 7 full-page colour plates (6 plus the frontis). Contents unmarked and very clean (no foxing). Endpapers tanned, and neat 1926 gift inscription to front fly. Quarto, in the original binding of light orange cloth, decorated and titled in red. The boards are firm and bright with faint soiling; the spine is almost completely faded, and is puckered at the ends. A very nice copy with a faded spine. Very Good.

Price: £85.00


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T. Crofton Croker: edited by T. Wright, with a memoir of the author by his son, T.F. Dillon Croker: with ownership, gift inscription, and a DRAWING by William Rothenstein:
Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland.

London: William Tegg, n.d. [c.1870] A New and Complete Edition. xxxiv, [ii], 486, [2], [4] adverts. Many engravings in the text. Inner joints discreetly repaired. A few pages circa p333 have some foxing to the margin. p.xiii/xiv has an edge repair, and there is a little damage to the edge of p.255. Contents in very good order, with minimal other indications of age or use. The front free endpaper bears (all in ink) the lightly crossed-out ownership name 'Willy Rothenstein 1887', followed by the gift inscription 'To William Jellie esq. B.A. // In memory of the many happy hours I have spent with you in London // from [signed] Will Rothenstein // July 1888'; with, on the pastedown, a humorous ink caricature, perhaps a likeness of Jellie, with peasant hat and pipe, initialled WR, and captioned 'Och, a Paddy e'er was a sharrp wan.' Jellie, an Irishman, who went on to become a Unitarian minister of note, would have been about 22, while Rothenstein would have been about 16, and was to become famed for his portraits. In the recently refurbished original binding of green cloth, ruled and decorated in black, and titled in gilt. A very attractive sound bright copy, with a delightful provenance. Very Good+.

Price: £620.00


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Mervyn Peake: with an Introduction by Anthony Burgess:
Titus Groan; Gormenghast; Titus Alone. The Gormenghast Trilogy: complete in 3 volumes. [Penguin Modern Classics].

Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, in association with Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1978, 1978, 1977. Reprints. With Peake's illustrations to the covers and in the text. Pages faintly tanned, fresh and unmarked. First vol has little creases to tips of front cover and faint irregularity to spine. Very clean square copies with minimal signs of use. Lovely set. Near Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh [aka Osho]:
Yoga: The Alpha and the Omega, Vol 9. Discourses on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Poona: Rajneesh Foundation, 1978. First printing. [xii], 324, [7]: with a colour frontis and photographs in the text. Contents clean. In the original binding of cloth printed with a marbled design, firm, bright and clean, with gilt titling. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: this is showing some wear to the edges and is chipped at the head of the spine. A good copy. [nb: I should declare that one customer found this book smelt musty. So we invited several other people to assess it, but none found it so.] VG in G dust-jacket.

Price: £48.00


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R. B. Heywood:
Designing Against Fatigue.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1962. First edition. xv, 436pp, illustrated with diagrams, tables and photographs. Contents immaculate, appears unread. In the original smooth blue cloth binding, spine titled in silver, clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, spine ends rounded. In the protected clipped-and-repriced silver dust jacket: this has some handling wear: light soiling, light scuffs to the edges, and one-inch closed tears to the folds at the foot of the front panel. Near Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £80.00


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Sir Donald Bradman:
The Art of Cricket.

London: Robson Books, 1998. First printing of this revised edition. 236pp, illustrated with many drawings and monochrome photographs. Very fresh unread copy. Contents mint. In the original orange cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, fresh and sharp, with slight blunting to foot of spine. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and bright. Lovely copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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[Alphonse de Beauchamp]:
The Life of Ali Pacha, of Janina, Vizier of Epirus, surnamed Aslan, or the Lion: from various authentic documents. [A translation of A. de Beauchamp's "Vie d'Ali Pacha" with additions.]

London: Lupton Relfe, 1822. First edition. vii,(1), 320pp, with a portrait frontis (no other illustrations called for). Lacks half-title. Frontis foxed, soiled and stained, with offsetting and soiling to title page. Text clean, paper slightly toned. 19thC marbling to all edges. In new green Victorian cloth, spine ruled in gilt and with a black lettering piece. [From the Preface: 'The editor ... has taken as his groundwork for the present Memoir, M. Beauchamp's French work, Vie d'Ali Pacha, which he has considerably enlarged by the occasional introduction of interesting passages from the works of some of those who have visited the late Tyrant of Epirus'.] Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £220.00


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Marcus Wood:
Slavery, Empathy and Pornography.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. First edition. ix, 467pp, illustrated. Contents clean and unmarked, appears unread. In the original cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright, firm and sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket. Excellent copy. Fine in fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £65.00


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Christopher Morley: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Where the Blue Begins.

London: William Heinemann Ltd., [1925]. First Rackham Edition. x, 227pp, with pictorial endpapers, 4 colour plates, and 16 drawings in line. Contents clean and unmarked, with some tanning to endpapers. Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth, decorated and titled in gilt; boards clean, bright and firm, with a small knocks to both corners of front board and spine ends crimped and slightly rubbed. A very bright and clean copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £160.00


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Sir George Webb Dasent [adapted by F.J.Simmons], with illustrations by Reginald L. Knowles & Horace J. Knowles:
Norse Fairy Tales: Selected and Adapted from the Translations by Sir George Webbe Dasent.

London: George Routledge and Sons Limited, n.d. [c.1910?] Early edition. xvi, 463pp, with many illustrations in line, and a number of colour plates. Contents clean and unmarked, and all plates present. Has at some time been recased in blue cloth, on which have been relaid the illustrations from the original binding, with added cloth corners, perhaps done to cover frayed corners of the illustrations. Front image very good, with scuffs or chips to the edges, rear image a little rubbed, spine image scuffed at the head. Very nice firm, clean and complete copy. Very Good+.

Price: £185.00


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edited by Bhupendra Karia:
Yayoi Kusama: A Retrospective

New York: CICA / Center for International Contemporary Arts, 1989. First edition. viii, [2], 134pp, with many works illustrated, including 46 in colour. Contents clean and unmarked. Large quarto, 28x21.5cms, glossy red thin card covers, firm and clean, with light signs of use - light scuffs, small knocks to corners, and a faint crease to one corner. Very good copy. Very Good.

Price: £100.00


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Gerald James:
In the Public Interest. A Devastating Account of the Thatcher Government's Involvement in the Covert Arms Trade, by the Man Who Turned Astra Fireworks into a £100m Arms Manufacturer.

London: Little, Brown & Company, 1995. First edition. xxviii, 339pp. Unread copy. Contents very clean, small initials to upper corner of title page, pages toning slightly. In the original pink cloth-textured binding titled in black, clean, bright and firm, small indentation to top edge of front board, corners sharp, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: clean and bright, head of spine scuffed, 8mm closed tear to top edge of back panel, and a nick and short tear to the front upper corner. Very good copy. VG+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £28.00


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Charlotte M. Mason:
'Home Education' Series, Volume I. Home Education. The Education of Children under Nine Years of Age.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd, 1905. Fourth edition (revised and enlarged). xxxi, 426pp. Contents clean and unmarked. In the original series binding of green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Boards clean but for a small mark, gilt fairly bright, top corner of upper board knocked, spine a little dulled, ends puckered, lower joint slightly rubbed. A good firm copy. [nb - See also our matching copy of Volume IV. ] VG+.

Price: £200.00


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Lothar Meggendorfer:
Grand Cirque International. [= Internationaler Circus, French edition].

Paris: Dambuyant & Guignard, Nouvelle Librairie de la Jeunesse, n.d. [c.1890] First French edition. Panoramic pop-up. Classic of the genre. Original early edition, in very bright and functioning condition, having had a few small repairs, and with a few missing parts replaced from a modern copy: namely, the donkey and clown, the head of the artiste in the floral dress, the hoop, and the corner of the window frame. The whole erupting cornucopia of incident folds away flat. Truly a treasure. Very Good.

Price: £1,950.00


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Charlotte M. Mason:
'Home Education' Series, Volume IV. Ourselves. Book I. Self-Knowledge; Book II. Self-Direction [ie: 2 vols in 1].

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Ltd, 1905. Second edition - revised. xliv, 210, 252. Contents fresh, clean and unmarked. In the original series binding of green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Boards clean and bright, bottom corners knocked, spine a little dulled and soiled, ends blunted. A very good firm bright copy. [Wikipedia: 'Ourselves was .. published in 1904. In it, Mason addressed herself directly to the children, or for parents to read aloud with their children, to help them learn to examine themselves and develop high moral standards and self-control. The first part is for children under age 16. Book two of Ourselves is written for students over 16.'] [nb - See also our matching copy of Volume I.] VG+.

Price: £200.00


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Valerie Fenwick and Vic Harrup:
Untold Tales from the Suffolk Sandlings.

Woodbridge: Butley Research Group BRG, 2009. First edition. xviii, 190, (xix-) xlv, +order form. With many photographs and other illustrations, some in colour. Contents clean and unmarked. Small knock to top corner of pages at the front of the book. Quarto, in the original pictorial boards. Firm and bright, with a small knock to the top corners: slight forward lean. 'The authors use manuscripts, archaeological finds, recollections of old folk and their personal familiarity with the landscape, to illuminate the history of the peninsula between the Deben and the Ore.' [nb: I have it from the publishers that while they have sold out of this title, they plan to issue it as an e-book.] Very nice copy of the actual book. Very Good+.

Price: £89.00


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Derek Onley, Paul Schofield:
Albatrosses, Petrels an Shearwaters of the World.

London: Christopher Helm, A & C Black Publishers, 2007. First edition. 240pp, illustrated in colour. Contents mint, unread and unmarked. Paperback, in glossy pictorial covers, fresh, sharp, and bright, with a shop barcode sticker over the printed barcode on the back cover and with the laminate snagged at the tips of the bottom corners. Lovely copy. Near Fine.

Price: £60.00


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Egon Ronay: with a Foreword by Henry Sherek:
Egon Ronay recommends 175 eating places in and around London.

London: Egon Ronay Ltd., [1959]. First edition. 80-page stapled booklet 18.3x12cms, in thin card covers. Front cover design is red, and bears the shop label of the Fakenham garage which originally sold it. Advertisements for Ford cars to rear cover and inside covers. Slight foxing and soiling to both the title page and the centre fold (p40-41). Contents otherwise very clean: the covers, too, are surprisingly fresh. [nb: It appears plain from both the Foreword, and Ronay's Introduction, dated 1959, that this was his first foray into publishing a food guide. This suggests that the mention, in William Grimes' obituary of Ronay, and repeated elsewhere, of a 96-page book called Egon Ronay's Guide to British Eateries, supposedly his first book, and published in 1957, which sold 30,000 copies, is erroneous, at least in the matter of date, and perhaps also of title: I can find no record of an actual copy of that title; and is it likely, after such a success, that he would then produce a smaller booklet? Sherek's Foreword to the present book bemoans the lack of any such guide hitherto, and includes this: <...Mr Ronay's book, therefore, fills this vaccuum and it hoped that the surfeit of good restaurants will spread all over the United Kingdom, so that the author, himself a brilliant international restaurateur, will be encouraged to write a sort of superior Guide Michelin. At present, outside London, he would not need many pages to describe good eating-places. This abysmal dearth in the provinces can surely not go on for much longer...>] . A very good copy of an extremely scarce item. Very Good+.

Price: £150.00


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Edited and Published by Gilbertson & Page, Ltd:
The Gamekeeper: A Journal devoted to the interests of Game Preservers. Bound as Vols I & 4.

Hertford, Herts: Gilbertson & Page, Ltd., 1897, 1898, 1900, 1901. Original issues, bound. 234pp and 284pp. Contents very clean. Neat vertical folds to some issues, presumably from their having been folded for delivery. A portrait of a gamekeeper adorns the front page of each issue. With many detailed and engaging articles and features, and many advertisements. Included in the Jan 1901 issue is the additional In Memoriam portrait of Queen Victoria. There is a compiling error to 'Vol 1': while it contains issues #3-12 (Dec 1897-Sept 1898), lacking #5 (Feb 1898), these are followed by issues #51-54 (Dec 1901-Mch 1902), which should have constituted part of Vol 5. 'Vol 4' contains issues #37-48 (Oct 1900-Sept 1901) complete. Large quarto, in the original bindings of green cloth titled gilt: firm, fairly bright, with some mottling and marks. Very Good.
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Price: £120.00


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The Rod & Gun, and Country House Chronicle. Bound in 3 vols: 1892: 1; 1892: 2. 1893: 1. [from Jan. 1992 (Vol VII., No. 147) to Aug 1893 (Vol IX., No. 232.)]

London: [publisher not stated], 1892, 1892, 1893. Original issues, bound. 312, 336, 408pp. [Whatever paper covers the issues may have had have not been bound in.] Contents very fresh and clean. Ink marks to front endpaper and blank leaf of 1892: 2. Innumerable features and articles, and compendious information and advice, with a few illustrations and advertisements. Quarto, 32x21cms, all edges pink, in contemporary black half calf bindings with pebble cloth boards, the spines gilt ruled and titled. Firm, bright and clean, with a little mottling. A very nice set, and very scarce. Near Fine.
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Mrs. Gaskell:
Wives and Daughters. An Every-Day Story. [2 volumes complete].

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1866. First edition. [iv], 336 +10 plates; [iv], 332 +8 plates. No half-titles. A beautiful set newly recased using the ORIGINAL CLOTH, which an early owner had foresightfully saved and conserved, having the panels and spines bound into the backs of the leather bindings which he had commissioned, but which are now discarded. Contents generally very fresh and clean, appearing unread, although the first volume has some light indications of former damp: namely, a faint stain to the bottom edge of the title page, faint tide stains to the bottom margins of the plates, a 3mm tidestain to the outer margin of perhaps half a dozen pages, a faint pinkish tinge to the last three pages, and faint cockling to the lower part of the pages throughout. I would emphasise that these effects are slight, and would have been passed over were it not otherwise such a fine copy. Volume II requires none of these caveats, it's just a lovely fresh copy, with a little faint spotting to the prelims. In new bindings of maroon cloth with the original cloth panels for the boards and spines laid on: these are complete and clean, with decorative gilt spines and upper boards, the gilt slightly rubbed. An exceptional set. VG+.
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Price: £1,200.00


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Anthony Vitti:
[4 books:] The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 1; The Finger Funk Workbook Vol. 2; Slap Bass Soloing; and The Slap Bass Bible.

Haverhill, Mass.: Daa Doo Music, 1997, 2012, 2006, 2010. 1st edn, reprint, 1st edn, reprint. All are glossy quarto paperbacks in new condition, excepting that there is no sign of the CD mentioned on the cover of the Workbook Vol.2. Between 36 and 56 pages per book. Text, with music to practise: and the Bible has photographs too. Uncommon titles. [Price is for all four: can split at £20 per vol.] Fine.

Price: £75.00


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P.M. Michele Daviau:
Houses and their Furnishings in Bronze Age Palestine.

Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993. First edition. 489pp, illustrated with many site plans. In the original binding of brown cloth titled in gilt, fresh, sharp, and bright. Mint unread copy. Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
The Lord Peter Wimsey Collection. [Whose Body?, The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The Five Red Herrings, The Nine Tailors.]

London: Octopus Books, 1990. 709pp. Appears unread. Pages very clean and unmarked, but slightly tanned. In the original light blue pictorial boards: very bright and clean, corners sharp: red spine title slightly faded. Very nice copy of an uncommon edition. Near Fine.

Price: £30.00


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Joan Dering:
Number Two, North Steps.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1965. First edition. 189pp. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean and bright, corners sharp, spine ends slightly blunted. In the protected unclipped dust jacket, very fresh, clean and bright to the pictorial front and the spine, with light soiling only to the white back panel, which advertises other novels. A lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Viola Bayley: illustrated by Marcia Lane Foster:
Kashmir Adventure.

London: Dent, 1958. Second impression. 151pp, with a colour frontis and illustrated with drawings. Ex-school library copy, with label to rear free endpaper, and a few library marks to front free endpaper. Faint spill stain to blank area of p57, pages otherwise clean. In the original dark green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with a little faint label residue round the foot of the spine. In the protected pictorial dust jacket: the front panel illustration (the same as the frontis) is bright, but that on the spine is faded, and darkened at the foot from a former label. There is some soiling to the lower panel, there are small chips to the corners and the spine ends, and there are several internal repairs, including to a long and neatly-closed tear down the front flap fold. Good copy of a scarce title. Good+ in G dust-jacket.

Price: £48.00


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Edward Abbey:
The Brave Cowboy.

London: Western Book Club, n.d. [c.1957]. 277pp. Contents very clean, unmarked and fresh. Middle pages printed on slightly paler paper than the outer sections. Closed top edge very lightly peppered with non-penetrating foxing. In the original light blue cloth-textured binding: bright and clean, spine ends slightly puckered. In the protected unclipped Noel Stern pictorial dust jacket: image strong and complete, faintly soiled, with scuffs to corners and ends, and a 4mm split to head of the upper joint. Lower panel is evenly toned or soiled with a crease across one corner. Top edge slightly knocked. [Book famous as the basis for the 1962 film 'Lonely are the Brave'.] A very nice copy. Near Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Souvenir of the Inauguration of the Australian Commonwealth.

Sydney: N.S.W. Bookstall Co, printed by John Sands, 1901. Presumed first and only edition. 40pp. Large format stapled production in colour pictorial paper covers. 17x11ins / 43x27.5cms. With celebratory verse, an article on the Australian Union, Queen Victoria's Royal Assent, and statistics of New South Wales. With many captioned photographs, plus a number of advertisements. Firm, bright, and clean. The tips of the bottom corners of the pages have been bent, now flattened. The front cover has a one-inch chip from the bottom corner, and two closed tears to the margin have been repaired. The back cover - advertisements in colour - is a little rubbed. There are other very minor scuffs or signs of handling to the edges. The staples are in very good condition, just slightly rusted at the centre fold. A very nice copy.

Price: £140.00


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Illustrated by John Sowerby, described by Charles Johnson and C. Pierpoint Johnson:
British Poisonous Plants. Illustrated with Thirty-two Coloured Plates, including the Principal Poisonous Fungi.

London: John Van Voorst, 1861. Second edition. iv, 76, followed by the hand-coloured plates. Contents clean and fresh: dog-ear crease to one page corner, and an inch torn from margin of p8/9, losing no text. Tanning to pp11/12 where a newspaper cutting was laid in. Lightly-pencilled ownership name to front endpaper. In the original binding of maroon cloth, titled gilt: firm, clean and bright, with slight fading to spine, and spine ends slightly puckered. Nice copy. VG+.

Price: £125.00


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Shirley Bloomfield:
The Applique Garden. [Appliqué Garden]. Baltimore style with an English twist. [Inscribed copy].

UK: Teamwork Craftbooks, 2006. First edition. 104pp, illustrated in colour throughout. Author's 2006 signed gift inscription to title page. Fresh and clean copy, corners of front cover and first page or two slightly bent. Quarto softcover. Very nice copy. Near Fine.

Price: £40.00


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Rikki Walker:
A Guide to Post-Cranial bones of East African animals. Mrs Walker's bone book.

Norwich: Holochoerus Press, 1985. First edition. [ii], 285pp, illustrated in line. Quarto paperback. Appears unread. Small crease to one corner. Very fresh bright copy. Fine.

Price: £50.00


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N.J. Jayal: and R.L. Holdsworth and others:
Nandu Jayal and Indian Mountaineering: A Tribute to Major Narendra Dhar Jayal.

Poona: Printed and Published at the College of Military Engineering Dapodi, n.d. [c.1975] Presumed first and only edition. [viii], 134pp, illustrated with photographs. A very nicely produced book, done with love. Contents fresh and clean, with faint tanning to the endpapers. Small quarto, 25x17cms, in the original binding of dressed russet cloth, titled in black: firm and bright, corners sharp. In the protected pictorial dust jacket, printed gilt and monochrome: clean, with light wear to the edges, and the gilt very rubbed, as is the plain white lower panel. A very nice copy. Fine in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £120.00


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edited by John MacSymon:
The Camera and Amateur Cinematographer: for the Advancement of Photography. Jan to Dec 1930. [bound]

Dublin: 1930. Original issues. >600pp of articles, photographs, and advertisements. The January cover forms the pictorial surface of the upper board, the other covers are bound in. Contents in fresh and bright condition. In a custom binding of black and maroon cloth, with the Ceylon binder's small label to front pastedown: firm, with scratches and marks to boards. Very Good.
[Heavy Item]

Price: £40.00


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