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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: £120.00


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David Hunt, John Jennison, Bob Meanley, Fred James & Bob Essery:
LMS Locomotive Profiles No. 11- The 'Coronation' Class Pacifics.

Didcot: Wild Swan Publications, in Association with the NRM (National Railway Museum). 2008. First edition. 174pp, richly illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs. Unmarked glossy quarto paperback with minimal signs of handling to covers. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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Theo Brown:
The Fate Of The Dead: A Study in Folk Eschatology in the West Country after the Reformation.

Ipswich: Brewer, and Rowman & Littlefield, for the Folklore Society, 1979. First edition. x, 118pp. Contents very clean. In the original green cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean and bright, one corner knocked, spine ends blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, fresh and clean, with slight peeling of laminate to edges of the lower panel. Interesting theme, and a very nice copy. Very Good in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £32.00


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Hans Bellmer: Preface by Andre Pieyre de Mandiargues:
Hans Bellmer: oeuvre gravé.

Paris: Denoël, 1969. First edition. French text. 96, [7]: that's [10] prelims and preface, followed by 86pp of monochrome plates, followed by the catalogue raisonée. Contents clean and fresh with a trace of pencilled price to front endpaper. 21x22cm, in original binding of black silk cloth lettered in pink on the front board and illustrated in blind, bright and clean, extremities good. In original plain acetate jacket, with short tear to head of rear flap fold, and shallow loss at spine head. Very good copy. Near-Fine in good dust-jacket.

Price: £36.00


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May Gibbs:
The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, including Little Ragged Blossom and Little Obelia.

Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1968. First printing of reset and rearranged edition. [iv], 219pp, with colour plates, and with print and illustrations in tone throughout. Contents clean, fresh and unmarked. In the original grey-blue pictorial cloth-textured binding titled in brown, firm, clean and bright, corners sharp, foot of spine bumped and head slightly blunted. In the protected price-clipped blue pictorial dust jacket: bright, with some light wear to edges, a 3cm nearly closed tear at the foot of upper joint and a long closed tear to the back flap fold. A very nice copy. VG+ in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: £38.00


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William Atkin: illustrated by W.J. McElroy and the author:
Motor Boats.

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1937. First edition. xii, [4], 149pp; illustrated with drawings, plans, plus a sail plan and 13 foldout plans. Plans not numbered or listed, but appear to be complete. Contents overwhelmingly clean, with one or two minor foxing spots or soil marks. Endpapers very tanned, with a small ownership name to front pastedown. Some foxing to prelims. Firm, in the original clean bright red cloth, titled in black. Very slight sunning to spine, ends slightly blunted. A very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £80.00


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J.G. Hides:
Papuan Wonderland.

London: Blackie & Son, 1936. First edition. xx, 204, illustrated with photographs, and with map endpapers. Contents very clean and unmarked. Faint toning to endpapers and adjacent pages. Tiny rubber stamp (letters 2mm high) of Angus & Robertson to verso of front endpaper. In the original binding of pale green cloth titled in black: slight dulling to spine, and ends slightly puckered. Very nice firm clean copy. Very Good.

Price: £38.00


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W.P. Hares:
Gojra Jangal vichch Mangal. 'Joy in the Wilderness', a Panjabi Proverbial Saying. The Story of a Canal Colony in the Land of the Five Rivers.

Mysore: Wesley Press, n.d. [1934]. Presumed first and only edition. viii, 148, [2], illustrated with many photographs. Contents clean and unmarked. Quarto, c.25x19cms, in the original binding of red cloth, bright and firm, slightly marked and with crease across upper corner of front board, spine titled in gilt and slightly faded. The story of a mission. Good copy. VG.

Price: £30.00


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Sir Arthur Newsholme:
The Elements of Vital Statistics, in their bearing on Social and Public Health problems.

London: George Allen & Unwin, 1923. New Edition - Entirely Rewritten. 623pp, with many charts and tables, plus two foldouts. Contents clean. Prelim pages have a little foxing, and spotting to the closed fore-edge of the text block rarely encroaches onto the page surfaces. Bottom margin of p433-4 torn away, with no loss of text. In the original binding of red cloth titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine faded, with small nick at head, puckered at foot. Small knock to one corner. A good copy of the scarce first printing of the 'Entirely Rewritten' edition. This has almost double the number of pages of the early editions of the 1890s. VG.

Price: £65.00


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illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Some British Ballads.

London: Constable, n.d. [1919]. First Rackham edition. 10, 170pp, plus the 16 tipped-in tissue-guarded plates mounted on captioned grey card. Grey pictorial endpapers. Moderate foxing to white pages throughout: plates all fine, some guards creased, and some offsetting to facing pages from tissue guards. Closed fore-edge foxed. 1919 gift inscription to first blank leaf (heavily tanned). Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth, decorated and titled in gilt to front and spine. Firm and bright, gilt fresh, joints and extremities professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A very good intact copy. Very Good.
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Price: £75.00


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A. Conan Doyle:
The Lost World.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1912] First edition. 319pp, including the 2 maps, plus 7 plates, including the guarded frontis. A fair amount of occasionally obtrusive pale foxing in the text: closed fore-edge also foxed. In the original binding of navy cloth blocked in white and gilt (reproducing the image of Doyle decked up as Challenger). Rebacked, with the original endpapers, and with the original spine laid down. Firmly bound, boards rubbed, corners made good. A good refurbished used copy. Good.

Price: £165.00


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Lieutenant-General Sir George Lawrence, edited by W. Edwards:
Reminiscences of Forty-three Years in India.

London: John Murray, 1875. Second edition. xiii, 315, + 4 adverts. Contents clean and firm. Early ownership name to first blank leaf. In the original purple cloth with dark green endpapers. Decorative black ruling frames a gilt medallion on the upper board, lower board decorated in blind, spine faded and titled in gilt. Firm, corners blunted, spine ends slightly nicked and frayed. Scarce title: a good copy in the original cloth. Very Good.

Price: £240.00


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Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Rip van Winkle.

London: Heinemann, 1910. 6th printing. xii, 62pp, + the 50 unnumbered tipped-in plates (or 51, as one is in two parts); each is mounted recto on green card, with a titled tissue guard, and all except the frontis are bound in after the text. The plates are in fine condition; the title page and several of the text pages have a fair amount of foxing. Green card endpapers, that at the front bearing a 1911 gift inscription. Small quarto, in the original binding of green cloth decorated and titled in gilt. Firm, fairly bright, slightly bumped, spine ends professionally refurbished. A very good copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £120.00


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edited by James Thrall Soby: texts by Andre Breton, Paul Elouard, Rrose Selavy [Marcel Duchamp], Tristan Tzara; preface by Man Ray and a portrait by Picasso:
Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934 Paris; Photographies 1920-1934 Paris. [Conserved in custom Solander box.]

Hartford, Connecticut: James Thrall Soby: Random House, NY & Cahiers d'Art, Paris: n.d. [1934]. First edition [spuriously stated 'Second Edition']. [vi], 104 [+8], [ii]. The contents - the text pages, and Ray's wonderful photographs - are clean and unmarked, corners good, with small tears to the binder holes at the spine ends. There is a faint greying of some white page areas from offsetting, and the residue of a small pencilled price to the title page. The colour photograph front cover is clean and complete, with a crease across the upper corner, tiny creases adjacent to the spine, a few short rubbed striations to the top edge, and minimal scuffs to the edges. The white rear cover has a few minor marks, a 5mm closed tear to the leading edge, and a small loss of laminate to the bottom corner. Large quarto, 31x24.5cms, with the original white plastic comb binder. As often, this is damaged: the top two circlets have gone, and the third is present but detached: however, the pages turn easily without snagging. Text in French and English throughout (German and English in the case of Duchamp). Man Ray's introduction is set at the beginning of the book; the four contributors' texts, which introduce groupings of the photographs, are titled: The visages of woman; Men before the mirror; When things dream; and Rayographs 1921-1928. A legendary production - and a very satisfactory copy. [The 'Deuxieme Edition' / 'Second Edition' printed onto the title pages of unsold (first edition) copies was the publisher's ruse in the hope of boosting sales.] Now housed and conserved in a custom-made felt-lined black buckram-covered Solander box with Man Ray's name blocked in silver to the spine to match the cover title. Very Good.
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Price: £2,650.00


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Brothers Grimm, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Little Brother and Little Sister, and other tales by the Brothers Grimm.

London: Constable, 1917. First edition with Rackham illustrations. xii,251pp, with many text and full-page illustrations in line, plus the 12 tipped-in colour plates mounted recto on captioned grey card mounts, with the original loose tissue guards. There is imperfect colour registration to the 6th plate ('He played until the room was entirely filled with gnomes') giving a slightly blurred effect, otherwise the plates are all fine. Contents fresh and clean: free endpapers tanned. Foxing to uncut closed fore-edge. Quarto, 26.5x20cms, in the original pale green cloth titled and decorated in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with slight puckering to the spine extremities. A particularly fresh copy of one of Rackham's most attractive collections. Near Fine.
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Price: £400.00


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edited by Jo Modert:
Jane Austin's Manuscript Letters in Facsimile. Reproductions of Every Known Extant Letter, Fragment, and Autograph Copy, with an Annotated List of All Known Letters.

Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1990. First edition. xxix, 542, [1]. The first 66pp comprise the Annotated list, which is followed by the facsimiles to which the entries refer. Clean and unmarked, with small bookplate to front pastedown. Quarto, in the original binding of blue cloth. Clean, with slight fading to spine, bottom corners slightly knocked, and an 8mm grease spot to the front. A good firm copy. Very Good.

Price: £160.00


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John Ruskin, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The King of the Golden River.

London: Harrap, 1932. First edition with Rackham illustrations. 48pp, with decorative endpapers, illustrations in the text, and the four colour plates: all clean and fresh, with faint foxing to the title page and the upper margin of a few pages, and the faint impression of a pencilled price to the corner of the front endpaper. Closed top edge foxed. The pale yellow card covers are titled and patterned to the front, as is the dust jacket. Both are bright: the covers are clean, the protected jacket very slightly soiled. A very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £100.00


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Charles Dickens, illustrated by Arthur Rackham: introduction by Edward Wagenknecht:
The Chimes. [Signed Limited Edition]

London: Printed by George W. Jones for the Limited Editions Club, 1931. First edition with Rackham illustrations. xxxvi, 129, [1], with Rackhams wild illustrations, and his signature on the limitation page at the back. Copy #109 of 1500. Contents fresh and clean. Two neat bookplates to the pastedown. In the original bevelled tan buckram binding decorated in black and gilt: boards very fresh and bright, gilt-titled spine darkened. Complete with the Rackham-decorated slipcase, professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue: firm, with a soiled patina. A splendid copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: £340.00


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Washington Irving, illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

London: Harrap, 1928. Reprint. 103pp, with pictorial endpapers, a number of text illustrations, and the eight colour plates. Ex-library copy, with neat small (18mm) stamps to the copyright page, the first story page, and the back of each of the plates; and a library label is pasted to the verso of the front fly. Contents clean, with some very faint foxing to the upper margin of some plates and the facing pages. 25x19cms, in the original binding of olive green cloth, decorated and titled in gilt. Very bright and clean, with tiny scuffs to the extremities, spine ends puckered, with tiny nicks. Faint small library numbers near foot of spine. Supplied with a clear glassine wrapper. A bright firm copy.

Price: £95.00


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Stories translated from Niebuhr: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
The Greek Heroes.

London: Cassell, 1910. 96pp, with the four coloured plates and numerous other illustrations. Contents very clean, with a foxing spot to the title page, toning to the endpapers, and a prize label and school stamp to the front pastedown. Top edge gilt. 18.5x13cms, in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt, with an inset pictorial onlay to the front cover. Firm, bright and clean, spine ends puckered, and with a small knock to one corner. Gilt school stamp to lower board. Very nice copy, with a glassine wrapper. Very Good+.

Price: £100.00


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illustrated by Arthur Rackham: tales by A.E Bonser, B. Sidney Woolf, and E.S. Buchheim:
The Land of Enchantment.

London: Cassell, 1907. First edition in book form. 144pp, with the tinted guarded frontis and many monochrome illustrations, text and full-page, printed on toned panels. Rubricated prelims. Contents very clean. Slight soiling at one opening. Stories which were originally published in 'Little Folks'. Quarto, 28x21.5cms, in the original binding of smooth pictorial ochre cloth. Firm and clean, with scuffs to corners and puckering of spine ends. It has received a heavy knock to an inch at the top edge of the upper board, which has left a short buckled split: firm, and with no structural implications. Supplied with a clear glassine wrapper. A very nice firm copy. Very Good.
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Price: £85.00


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Hans Andersen: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
Andersen's Fairy Tales.

London: Harrap, 1932. First Rackham edition. 288pp, with many text illustrations and plates in line, plus the 12 colour plates with captioned tissue guards, and decorative endpapers. Contents clean and fresh: neat closed half-inch incision at head of swineherd plate (fp.84) repaired. In the original binding of red cloth, titled and decorated in gilt, clean, bright and firm: corners sharp, slight puckering of spine ends: and with a small lump under the cloth (a binding fault) towards top of upper board. A very attractive copy. [Loose glassine cover provided.] Near Fine.
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Price: £320.00


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Dorothy Hartley: illustrated by Hookway Cowles:
Food in England.

London: Macdonald, 1954. First edition. 676pp, illustrated with photographic plates, and drawings in the text. Contents strikingly fresh and clean. Faint tanning to endpapers. Small faint splash to top edge of closed text block. In the original binding of orange cloth, spine titled in gilt. Boards bright, spine faded and stained, with a small repair at the head. In the protected price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Front panel clean, chipped to the bottom inner corner, back panel chipped to upper inner corner, absent spine stood in for by a photocopy (printed a little smaller than the original): the parts professionally brought together and made good. Contents, fine: binding, VG in good dust-jacket.

Price: £750.00


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Defence Department, Government of India: By Authority:
The Indian Army List. April 1937. A Distribution List of Officers on the Active List of the Army in India, Army in India Reserve of Officers, Auxiliary Force, India, Indian Territorial Force, Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment. Issued Quarterly.

Delhi: Defence Department, Government of India: The Manager of Publications, 1937. (Original issue.) xvii, 824pp, plus a number of pages of advertisements. Contents clean and unmarked. 245x160mm, in the original printed pink paper cover. This has some soiling and creasing, is loose on the spine in places, with scuffs to the spine surface and fraying to the ends, and has a closed tear to the foot of the lower joint. The front has the faded stamp of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. A very viable copy as is, but could be cased. Laid in is a 10x18-inch clean and neatly-folded June 1937 chart printed on stout paper showing the Regiments of the Indian Army: it has light soiling to one edge. Very Good.
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Price: £300.00


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Federico Fellini, Vittorio Storaro:
Ciak di Luce.

Roma: ENEL (Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica), 1989. First edition. 99, [2]; plus [9] plates in a folder (Fellini sketches for his characters). Text in Italian: celebrating the director and the cinematographer. Glossy colour production. Contents very clean. Large quarto, in the original plain grey cloth-textured binding, all sharp and fresh. Pictorial dust jacket, with the (faintly scuffed) paper band showing the Oscars won by both. Book and jacket fine, the folder has faint marks of wear: both have been protected by the plain card slip-case. Fine in Fine dust-jacket.
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Price: £25.00


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With the Management's Compliments:
The Hotel Bel-Air, Sark. Souvenir.

The Guernsey Press Co.. n.d. [1930s]. Stapled booklet, 44pp, in printed brown card covers. Landscape format, 12x15.25cms, with much local information and history about the island as well as information about the Hotel, illustrated with many photographs and a map, and with a number of advertisements by C.I. tradespeople and businesses. Staples rusting but holding firm, otherwise very clean. Definitely a pre-occupation guide: sombre footnote from Wikipedia: in 1942 'German soldiers managed to set fire to their headquarters, the Hotel Bel Air, which was burnt to the ground.' Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £40.00


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The Cabinet Maker and Complete House Furnisher. Periodical. Six 1923 issues: #1232 (May 5), #1233 (May 12), #1236 (June 2), #1237 (June 9), #1238 (June 16), #1242 (July 14).

The General and Furnishing Trade Protection Association, Ltd, 1923. Original issues. c.96pp each, consisting of editorial material, articles, and trade news, illustrated with photographs, plus c.72pp devoted to a clamour of advertisements. Large quarto, 12.5x9.5ins, in printed paper covers, printed in ochre and black. Contents in good condition, with a few corners curled. The covers have some soiling and wear to the edges, a few corners have been torn off, and the May 12 issue has no front cover. Showing moderate wear: offered as a lot. Scarce. Good +.
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Price: £55.00


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Photogravures by Donald Mennie, with an Introduction by Putnam Weale:
Pageant of Peking.

Shanghai: Watson & Co., printed by Kelly & Walsh, 1921. Second edition. [viii], 40; followed by the 66 large Vandyck photographs, depicting buildings, scenery, and people, tipped-in recto with facing captions. Photographs in fine condition, pale foxing to some pages. Title and initial capitals in the text are rubricated. Original silk bookmark present, detached. Later armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Small folio (c.15.5x11.5ins), in the original bevelled boards, with the original patterned blue silk printed in gilt relaid to the boards, and with a new spine of matt grey cloth, titled in gilt. Soiling and fading to the silk, particularly to the upper board, with a two-inch blot of black ink towards the spine. A very good refurbished copy. VG.
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Price: £780.00


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Marie Queen of Rumania, illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell:
Peeping Pansy.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, n.d. [1919]. First edition. [vi], 312pp, with illustrations in the text - some full-page, plus the 8 tipped-in colour plates on thin card mounts, with captioned guards. Text pages very clean. All the plates are in excellent uncreased condition. The mounts have a little very faint foxing, and that facing page 112 has two distinct spots. Final guard missing. The text illustrations at p63 & p125 are slightly marked from the removal of crayon. The half-title has some staining to the edges. There is a mark from a former rusty pin to the top corner of both the title page and the list of illustrations (ppiii-vi). The title page carries a 1921 gift inscription, and an explanatory note about the Romanian royal house. Slight wear to the corners of the prelims. Faint soiling to final page, and the upper corners of the last three leaves have been made good. New endpapers. Large quarto, recased using the original red cloth over new boards: the red is very mottled: the book had suffered severe damage externally, and there are only faint vestiges of the original gilt decoration and titling to front and spine. It is now freshly presented firm and fit for service. Very Good.

Price: £220.00


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Robert-Houdin: translated and edited, with notes, by Professor Hoffmann:
The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic, or How to Become a Wizard.

London: Routledge, n.d. [1878]. First edition. xix, 371pp + [4] adverts. Lacks half title and one leaf of the contents pages (xiii/xiv). Pages in used condition. Original decorative pastedowns, with fairly matched replacement free endpapers. Closed edges thumbed. In the original binding of decorative green cloth: firm, very dulled and darkened. A refurbished worn copy. G.

Price: £190.00


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edited by Steve Gantlett, et al:
Birding World: 1991-2000, Volumes 4-13: 10-year run complete in binders (bar last 2 issues: =118 in total). 'Europe's Premier Monthly Magazine for keen birdwatchers.'

Cley, Norfolk: Bird Information Service, 1991-2000. c.500pp of articles and photographs per year, plus the pictorial covers and a number of advert pages in each issue. Stapled glossy magazines, 9.5 x 6.5ins, conserved in the publishers' black binders. (The 1991 issues are smaller, 8.25 x 5.75ins, in a correspondingly smaller binder). Ceased publication in 2014, but the publishers sell back copies at £7 each or £53 for a year. All in Fine condition. A treasury. Fine.
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Price: £120.00


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W.H. Russell, illustrated by Robert Dudley:
The Atlantic Telegraph.

London: Day & Son, [1866]. First edition. v, (i), 117, (i), [4]. With the twenty-four tinted plates, the pictorial title page, and the chart (listed as a plate) = all called for. Pictorial surfaces good, although with some soiling and small stains to borders; and perhaps half the plates have a narrow strip of wear and darkening to one or two edges - having at some time been detached and protruding. Text good, with occasional minor soiling. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original binding of green cloth elaborately decorated in gilt, and with a dark core representing a cross-section of the cable. At some time professionally rebacked, with green endpapers, and with the original spine laid down. A good firm copy. Very Good.
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Price: £520.00


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Collected and translated by Dr. Ignacz Kunos, with illustrations by Willy Pogany:
Forty-four Turkish Fairy Tales.

London: Harrap, n.d. [1913]. First edition. 364pp, with pictorial endpapers and many illustrations in the text, plus the 16 tipped-in plates mounted on grey card. Carefully-penned large 1917 gift inscription to the blank verso of the front endpaper. Contents very clean, with a little foxing to the pages immediately adjacent to the endpapers, and occasionally some foxing to the closed fore-edge of the text block encroaches very slightly onto the page edges. One plate has a small crease to one corner. Quarto, in the decorative binding of pale tan cloth: firm and bright with a little light soiling, and puckering to the spine ends. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £360.00


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Illustrated by Edward J. Detmold:
The Fables of Aesop. [Signed Limited Edition].

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1909. First edition. Ltd Edn, #146 of 750 signed copies. Contents, including the 25 plates, fresh and fine. Endpapers slightly tanned, rear pastedown bubbling slightly, and small (5x1.5cm) brown stain to edge of rear endpaper, the adjacent page slightly affected. No names or marking. Top edge gilt. 31.5x21.5cms, large quarto, in the original binding of white/cream buckram, decorated in gilt. Upper board and spine are bright, lower board less so, and the gilt scarab is rubbed. Spine cloth uneven (bubbling): there is also some bubbling along the lower joint, and a very little to the upper board. Corners all good, foot of spine slightly puckered. A beautiful, firm copy. Very Good.
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Price: £850.00


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Ian Fleming:
Moonraker.

London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. First edition. 256pp. Contents very clean and unmarked. First owner's ink name to front endpaper. Fore-edge of closed text block toned. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver: bright and sharp, with a small knock to top corner of lower board. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket: tiny nicks to spine ends and corners; front mostly bright, spine dulled and tanned, and some tanning to top edge and leading edges. A very nice copy in a rather marred jacket. Near Fine in G dust-jacket.

Price: £2,700.00


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Rob and Nick Carter: with an essay by Kate Bryan.
Transforming.

London: Fine Art Society, 2013. First and only edition. 335pp, richly illustrated in colour. A conspectus of the couple's extraordinary work over 15 years. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at The Fine Art Society Contemporary, London, 4 October-2 November 2013. Contents fresh and unmarked: (light 1cm smudge to white of p.143). Some of the high gloss pages adhere to each other slightly and may require a gentle peeling apart to open, a momentary operation: all checked opening ok with no surface damage. 30.5x24.5cms, in the black pictorial boards. Fine and bright, with minimal signs of handling - slight compression at foot of spine, an inch of slight ridging to the edge of one board, and a few faint pressure lines visible when they catch the light. One of 2,000 copies printed. Extremely scarce: a lovely copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £950.00


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Dennis Wheatley:
The Scarlet Imposter.

London: Hutchinson, [1940]. First edition. 454, [8] Wheatley ads, [ii] blank, 32 ads: with map endpapers illustrated by Diana Younger. First owner's neat name, with a circled number, to half title. Contents otherwise very clean, with faint yellowing to pages, perhaps twenty of which have an occasional small grease spot or minor edge stain. A little tanning to the endpapers. Closed text block edges browned, with some foxing, not encroaching on page surfaces. All firm, in the original binding of black cloth: spine titling very rubbed, as often, and soil marks to boards. Corner tips slightly scuffed, but not knocked, joints and spine ends rubbed. Tiny spot of fraying at foot of lower joint. Has the air of having been enthusiastically read at the time, but carefully housed since. A good sound copy of the first edition (no 'xth thousand' or date on title or copyright page). [The Gregory Sallust character in this series is widely regarded as a precursor to Ian Fleming's James Bond.] Good+. Hardcover. (#19407101) £80.00 Good+.

Price: £80.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
Busman's Honeymoon.

London: Gollancz, 1937. Second impression before publication. 446pp, [1]. First owner's name to front endpaper. Contents fine: fresh and clean. In the original binding of black cloth, rubbed, spine titling largely eroded. Fraying at heads of joints, small snag at foot of spine, and tips of corners slightly blunted. Good firm copy with some external wear. Good.

Price: £60.00


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Dorothy L. Sayers:
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club.

London: Gollancz, 1935. First 2/6 edition. 285pp. 1935 ownership name to front endpaper. Contents very clean, with slight toning, and slight nose from the ageing fibre. In original binding of red cloth, titled in black: boards bright and clean, corners good, some fading to the spine. A very nice early copy. Very Good+.

Price: £140.00


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Alan Hunter:
Gently to a Sleep.

London: Cassell, 1978. First edition. Mint unread copy emerging for the first time from a contemporary Cassell's box. 172pp. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in silver, sharp and fresh, in new condition. In the unclipped pictorial dust jacket, crisp and immaculate, with faint age-related variegation to the black of the rear panel (not discernible in photo). No other signs of age or wear. Brilliant archive-quality copy. Mint in Mint dust-jacket.

Price: £42.00


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W.G. Sebald: translated by Anthea Bell:
Austerlitz. [Signed Copy]

London: Hamish Hamilton, 2001. First English edition. [iv], 415pp, illustrated with photographs. Extremely fresh copy, unread and never opened beyond the prelims, signed by Sebald to the title page. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, bright, corners sharp, head of spine faintly blunted. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket, clean and crisp: just forward of its upper joint, there is a vertical indentation (as if someone had idly run their thumbnail down it): this is visible in the photo of the jacketed book; a few edges are very slightly blunted, and there is a small pucker to the head of the lower joint. Included, should you want it, is the Waterstones 'Signed by the author' band: this has a couple of tiny scuffs to the edges. A superb copy. Fine in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £625.00


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Roger Mais: with an Introduction by N.W. Manley:
The Three Novels of Roger Mais: The Hills were Joyful Together; Brother Man; Black Lightning. (aka: The 3 Novels of Roger Mais).

London: Cape, 1970. Reprint. 288, 191, 222: illustrated. Unread copy from storage, contents fresh and unmarked, faint spotting endpapers and some foxing to closed edges. In the original red binding titled in gilt, clean, firm and bright, corners sharp. In the protected unclipped dust jacket, titled in black and with a portrait of Mais to the front. Faint soiling or spotting, chiefly to the spine, and a tiny nick to back upper corner. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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Laura Ingalls Wilder: with illustrations by Garth Williams:
Little House on the Prairie.

London: Methuen, 1957. First UK printing. 209pp, with Garth Williams' lovely illustrations. Library stamp to title page, but no other evidences. Faint soiling at p.88, contents otherwise very clean. In the original blue cloth-textured binding titled in red. Faint marks to boards from old tape, and a few millimetres at spine ends sunned. Firm and otherwise clean, with minimal blunting of corners. In the protected unclipped pictorial dust jacket. Clean and bright, with a pale mark and a 3cm closed tear at the upper corner, and some fraying at spine ends made good. VG in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £65.00


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Dennis Wheatley:
The Quest of Julian Day.

London: Hutchinson, [1939]. First edition. 422, [viii] (Wheatley ads), [ii] blank, 16 (publisher's ads): with map endpapers. First owner's name to half title. Contents very clean. p.400 is tanned, and there's light tanning to the subsequent pages. Some foxing to closed edges of text block. All firm, in the original binding of black cloth: corners good, spine titling fairly bright: publishers' name on front partly rubbed. Spine ends slightly blunted. Has the air of having been carefully housed since first read. A very good sound copy of the first edition (first owner's purchase date '24/1/39' on half-title, and no 'xth thousand' or date on title or copyright page). Very Good.

Price: £80.00


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Worsley, Commander F.A.:
Under Sail in the Frozen North.

London: Stanley Paul, 1937. Early reprint. [iv], 295pp, illustrated, contents very clean, including the foldout map in crisp, clean condition. Pencilled 1927 ownership name on front pastedown. In the original binding of pale blue cloth titled in navy, and with a ship in navy on the front. [Some copies are described as decorated in gilt rather than navy, which suggests that this copy may be a reprint.] Clean and bright, with some puckering to the spine ends. Very Good+.

Price: £75.00


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H.A.L. Fisher:
A History of Europe. 3 vols complete: I: Ancient and Mediaeval; II: Renaissance, Reformation, Reason; III: The Liberal Experiment.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1935. First editions (vols II & III), Second Impression (vol I). 1237pp (continuous pagination) + prelims and extensive Indices. Unread set, contents extremely fresh and bright, but with small ownership name stamps to both title page and front free endpaper of each volume, and the endpapers of Vol II have a little faint foxing. In the original bindings of navy cloth titled in gilt: these also are near-immaculate, there being only some compression to the foot of the spine of Vol III. All are in protected unclipped cream dust jackets: slightly knocked to the edges and quite foxed, but with very little spotting to the spines. A lovely fresh set. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.
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Price: £50.00


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Sir Aurel Stein:
On Ancient Central-Asian Tracks.

London: Macmillan, 1933. First edition. xxiv, 342pp. Minor foxing at pp 44-45, and slight browning to edge of map. Contents otherwise fresh and clean. Foxing to uncut edges of text block, but not intruding onto pages at all. Top edge gilt. Firm in the original smooth red-brown cloth with gilt medallion and spine title, bright and firm, corners good, slight puckering to spine ends. Exceptional copy. Near Fine.
[Heavy Item]

Price: £800.00


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Barry Pain:
The Memoirs of Constantine Dix.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1905. First edition. [vi], 206, (ii), [8]. Neat early ownership name to front pastedown. Endpapers faintly tanned. Some foxing to prelims, and to adverts at back. Text very clean though spotting to the text block edges encroaches a little (c.2mm). In the original binding of grey pictorial cloth, bright, clean and sharp, with some mottling to the grey on the spine. A lovely copy. Very Good+.

Price: £100.00


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Webster, Richard:
The Secret of Bryn Estyn: The making of a modern witch hunt.

Oxford: The Orwell Press, 2005. First edition. xx, 722pp: with maps and a few pages of illustrations. New copy: contents completely fresh and unmarked, in the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, and with the unclipped pictorial dustjacket. ********* A landmark study, rigorous, brave, and compassionate, which brought to light and detailed the terrible miscarriages of justice which have ensued from the hunt for paedophiles in children's homes across the UK, and examines the social and psychological background to the phenomenon. ['The gulf between the official version of events and the version uncovered by Webster's investigation is so wide as to be incredible. So urgent is our need to rid the world of anyone who might conceivably be a paedophile, that the requirement for evidence has all but disappeared. His book is about the consequences for individuals and society when a large number of false allegations encouraged and borne forward by a wave of moral outrage are taken to be true and ratified by the courts. It takes a book like Webster's to force us to think what has become the unthinkable: that not every residential care worker is a paedophile just waiting to get caught.' (a collage of quotes, without permission, from Gerald Haigh of the TES, Jennie Bristow of Spiked, and the author.)] More copies available. For further information visit Richard Webster's website. ********* Fine in fine dust-jacket.
[Heavy Item]

Price: £27.50


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Neville Teller:
The Search for Détente: Israel and Palestine 2012-2014. [Inscribed copy].

London: Matador, 2014. Presumed first paperback edition. xv, 328pp. 1914 gift inscription from author to first page. Contents very clean and fresh, unread: covers bright and square, as new. Fine.

Price: £25.00


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