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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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Edward F. Connelly:
Machine Tool Reconditioning and Applications of Hand Scraping.

St. Paul, USA: Machine Tool Publications, 1955. First edition. vii, 533pp, illustrated with drawings, diagrams and photographs. Contents very fresh and clean and unmarked. Private ownership blindstamp to edge of title page. In the original binding of red cloth, titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, with slightly blunted extremities. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £125.00


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Authored by: Thomas Mann, Julian Huxley, Andre Gide, Stefan Zweig, Heinrich Mann, Theodore Dreiser, Arnold Zweig, Ignazio Silone, Romain Rolland, André Maurois, Leon Trotsky, John Dos Passos, John Dewey, Edgar Lee Masters, François Mauriac, Count Carlo Sf
Living Thoughts Library: COMPLETE SET of 27 Vols. The 'Living Thoughts' of: Schopenhauer, Darwin, Montaigne, Tolstoi, Nietzsche, Thoreau, Spinoza, Mazzini, Rousseau, Voltaire, Marx, Paine, Jefferson, Emerson, Pascal, Machiavelli, Confucius, Saint Paul, Kant, Swedenborg, Clausewitz, Cervantes, Muhammad, Cardinal Newman, Gotama the Buddha, Descartes.

London: Cassell, 1945-1948 (and one 1942). Some are first printings. All are good clean copies bound in the original red cloth, and have their blue dust jackets. The spine of one jacket is faded; there is a millimetre or two of scuffing at the spine ends of most of the jackets, and the spine ends of about eight of the jackets have small chips, only one larger than a centimetre. Some jacket front and rear panels are slightly rubbed, a few have small closed tears, repaired on the inner surface. The second of the photographs which accompany this listing shows the full list of the titles (the thinkers written about), and of the authors introducing them to us. Very good in generally VG dust-jacket. Hardcover.(#19398090) £160.00 Very Good in generally VG dust-jacket.
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Price: £160.00


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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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Nathaniel Hawthorne: illustrated by Arthur Rackham:
A Wonder Book.

London: Hodder and Stoughton, [1922]. First Rackham edition. viii, 207pp, with head-piece designs, pictorial endpapers, and 24 plates, including 16 tipped-in colour plates with captioned guards. Pages clean, with some foxing to the fore-edge margins. The only clear indication of former use is a little residual crayon tinting to the illustration heading the Preface on p.iii. Tipped-in plates all fine. Quarto, in the original binding of red cloth, decorated and titled in gilt; boards clean, bright and firm, corners sharp, spine slightly faded, ends crimped with tiny splits. A very nice copy. Very Good+.
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Price: £180.00


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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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photographs by Richard Avedon, comments by Truman Capote:
Observations.

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959. First edition. 152pp. Contents immaculate. Big book, 14.5x11ins, printed white boards clean and sharp. An inch at the foot of the spine has been snagged at some time: it is firm and flush with a little soiling and has short splits to either side and should cause no trouble. The thin and fragile glassine cover is largely present, but is torn and chipped and no longer a sensible asset. In the white printed slipcase. This is firm, soiled and scuffed. A very nice copy. Near Fine.
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Price: £195.00


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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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Price: £850.00


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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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Olwyn Owen and Magnar Dalland:
Scar: A Viking Boat Burial On Sanday, Orkney.

East Linton, Scotland: Tuckwell Press in association with Historic Scotland, 1999. First edition. xii, 236pp, with many illustrations, some in colour. Contents very fresh and clean, appears unread. 26x20cms, in glossy pictorial thin card covers, all very fresh. Lovely copy. Fine.

Price: £30.00


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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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edited by J.R. Smart:
Tradition and Modernity in Arabic Language and Literature.

Richmond: Curzon, 1996. First edition. viii, 351pp. Fresh and unmarked, unread copy. In the original binding of maroon cloth titled in gilt: bright and sharp. Some very faint soiling or flecking to the closed page edges. near-Mint.

Price: £30.00


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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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A. Conan Doyle: illustrations by Sidney Paget:
The Last Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Being a new edition of his 'Memoirs'.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1897. Twenty-seventh thousand. [vi], 296pp, 12 adverts. Original pale green floral-patterned endpapers. Contents clean: some toning or foxing to endpapers. Early ownership name rubber-stamped to front free endpaper, partially offset to pastedown. Stained inner hinges professionally repaired with Japanese tissue. In the original smooth green cloth titled in gilt and with the small Newnes street scene in black to the front. Boards bright, spine gilt very dulled: upper corners slightly blunted, and top edge of spine has benefited from a small indiscernible professional repair. A very nice square copy. Very Good.

Price: £200.00


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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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Tessa Newcomb: with Philip Vann, and with a foreword by Richard Mabey:
The Adorable Plot. Paintings and writings about garden allotments. [Signed copy]

Bristol: Sansom & Company, 2012. First edition. 96pp, richly illustrated in colour. The title sounds as though this could be an anthology, but the paintings and, after the introduction, the writings, are all by Newcomb. Quarto glossy paperback, 27x21cms, in fresh, unread condition. Brings together her art, her sly writing, and her love of country process and growing things: full of delight, and firmly rooted in earthy and concise observation. Half title signed by Tessa Newcomb. Lovely copy. Mint.

Price: £85.00


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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.
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Price: £40.00


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Jules Verne:
The Chase of the Golden Meteor.

London: Grant Richards, 1909. First English edition. vi, [ii], 292pp, plus 24 guarded plates, including the frontis. Contents in very good order. The frontis tissue guard is lightly pencilled-on (someone tracing the outlines of the image). Ownership name to front free endpaper, and small ownership stamp to front pastedown. The endpapers are slightly tanned and have been professionally repaired at the gutter. Firm in the original binding of blue pictorial cloth, clean and fairly bright, spine ends slightly puckered. A very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £180.00


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A. Conan Doyle: illustrations by Sidney Paget:
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

London: George Newnes Ltd, 1895. Forty-first thousand. [vi], 343pp. Original pale green craquelure-patterned endpapers. Contents clean: foxing to prelims. Early ownership name rubber-stamped to front free endpaper, partially offset to pastedown. Stained inner hinges professionally repaired with Japanese tissue. In the original smooth blue cloth titled in gilt and with the small Newnes street scene in black to the front. Boards fairly bright, spine rather darkened: upper corners slightly blunted, string-pull indentations to edges of front board, and top edge of spine has benefited from a small indiscernible professional repair. Has 'cucaine' for cocaine at p.133. A very nice square copy. Very Good.

Price: £280.00


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Major-General Donald MacIntyre, V.C.:
Hindu-Koh: Wanderings and Wild Sport on and beyond the Himalayas.

Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1889. First edition. xx, 464, +24 adverts, with text illustrations, a number of guarded plates, and a tinted frontis (all called for). 1892 ownership name to half-title. Original maroon endpapers, gutters professionally repaired, with a small crested bookplate to front pastedown. Contents in very good order, with occasional minor soiling or spots to margins. In the original binding of bottle-green cloth with rubbed image of an antelope in gilt to the upper board. Rebacked, with the original spine laid down. A good, firm copy. VG.
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Price: £95.00


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J.B. [Joseph Boyse]:
Sermons Preach'd on Various Subjects [Vol I title] and Sermons Preach'd on Several Subjects [Voll II title].

Dublin: for the use of the Author: printed by [Vol.I] S.Powell and [Vol.II] E.Waters, 1708. First thus compiled. Vol I: [vi] preface, 56, 60, 27, 464, [14] appendix, [2] contents; Vol II: [viii] (incl.contents), 625. But for a few in Vol II, each sermon has its own title page, dated 1707 or 1708. The first three sermons in Vol I have separate pagination. Contents in very good order, with some tanning and soiling to the pages of Vol I, as well as some contemporary doodling and trying-out of pens to its pastedowns, and to the title page and its verso. There is a little face in the margin of p.[iv] in the same brown ink, and an 'N' inked to the closed fore-edge. Volume II appears less used. 8vo, in matching contemporary bindings of full panel calf with five raised bands, refurbished and with new labels, in very good firm condition. Very scarce. Very Good+.

Price: £380.00


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Alfred Kindsey, et al:
Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male.

Philadelphia and London: W.B. Saunders Company, 1949. Ninth printing. 804pp. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original binding of maroon cloth, spine titled in gilt on black lettering-pieces. Firm, clean and bright, corners sharp, base of spine knocked, head slightly blunted. An exceptionally nice copy. VG+.
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Price: £40.00


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edited by Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes:
The Rattle Bag. An Anthology of Poetry. [aka Rattlebag].

London: Faber and Faber, 1982 First edition (first printing). 498 pp. A beautiful jacketed copy. Appears unread. In the original bright yellow cloth-textured boards, corners sharp, spine with the slightest flattening of extreme ends. Immaculate, so that a minor cloth fault at top right of upper board shows up. In the protected blue and yellow dust jacket. This is very crisp and fresh, with a slight fade to the spine, and to the top centimetre of both the front panel and the rear flap, of which the lower edge is knocked: the jacket spine ends are also slightly knocked. A splendid copy. Near Fine in Near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £280.00


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Harmsworth:
Harmsworth's Business Encyclopedia and Commercial Educator.

London: Educational Book Company, n.d. [1925] Presumed first and only edition. 700+ pp per volume. A substantial and well-produced set, copiously illustrated in colour and black and white, including many lively fold-outs. Introductory essays by the Earl of Birkenhead (Reality and Opportunity), Neville Chamberlain (Personality and Success), and Sir John Marriott on the Romance of Trade. Contents clean and very fresh. Quarto, in the original bindings of grey cloth. Bindings firm, a few extremities blunted, joints and spine ends rubbed, gilt spine titles dulled. Externally dreary-looking, internally exhilarating! A very good set. Very Good.
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Price: £85.00


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The Hon. Arnold Keppel:
Gun-running and the Indian North-West Frontier.

London: John Murray, 1911. First edition. xiv, 214pp, [2] ads. All plates and foldout maps present, including the curious 'Frontier Fingerpost' map. Slip 'With the Author's Compliments' tipped in at title page. Contents clean, with light foxing to prelims and p.58. Early ownership name to front free endpaper. In the original binding of green cloth, titled and decorated in gilt: firm but battered, and with the appealing patina of having been there. A well-seasoned copy. Good.

Price: £40.00


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Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., John McManus, Eugene G. d'Aquili:
Brain, Symbol & Experience: Toward a Neurophenomenology of Human Consciousness.

Boston & Shaftesbury: New Science Library, Shambhala Publications, 1990. First edition. xvi, 403pp, [i]. Illustrated with diagrams. Contents clean and unmarked. Large cream paperback, 23x15cms, clean and firm, covers splaying slightly, and slightly sunned to the spine. 'This groundbreaking book relates consciousness to brain physiology, cultural symbols and rituals, and the experiences of contemplatives....' A good copy. VG.

Price: £35.00


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J.M. Boyd and I.L. Boyd:
The Hebrides. A Natural History. [New Naturalist #76]

London: Collins, 1990. First edition. 416pp, illustrated with photographs, some in colour, and maps and charts. Contents very fresh and clean. In the original binding of green buckram, spine titled in gilt. Very bright, fresh, and sharp. In the protected unclipped Robert Gilmor jacket, fresh and bright to the front, slightly knocked to the top edge, and with some fading to the spine. Unfortunately, the book was cased upside-down: so that if the text and the jacket are the right way up, peel back the jacket and the gilt spine titling and NN logo are shown to be the wrong way up. A very nice copy - but with a twist. Fine (but..) in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £260.00


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Jeremy Reed:
Red Eclipse [Signed Copy].

London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. First edition. [viii], 157. Contents fresh and unmarked, title page signed by Reed. In the original maroon cloth-textured binding, spine titled in gilt, fresh, bright, and sharp. In the protected unclipped black dust jacket illustrated with a Rothko painting, clean and bright, front panel slightly knocked at the top edge and with some variegation to the glossiness when angled to the light. A very nice copy. Fine in VG+ dust-jacket.

Price: £32.00


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