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  • 1 off the rist: by CHILDISH, Billy
    CHILDISH, Billy
    1 off the rist: new poems.

    London: 2016. Scarce. Limited edition, number 84 of only 100 copies. Published by Tangerine Press. Book is hardback in hand sewn and handmade marbled paper covered boards with a Japanese Silk spine. The front cover artwork is embossed in black with Heritage book white archival quality, Fourdrinier made, acid-free text paper on the inside and Hahnemuhle Ingres endpapers. 24 pages. The limitation is numbered in red, and signed by Billy Childish in blue pencil, with Hangman gallows stamp. In fine / as new condition.

    Book ID: 3902
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  • 12 Books That Changed The World by BRAGG, Melvyn
    BRAGG, Melvyn
    12 Books That Changed The World

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine…

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    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2006. First edition in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. 24 colour plates and many b/w illustrations. 372 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). The 12 books are: Principia Mathematica (1687) by Isaac Newton; Married Love (1918) by Marie Stopes; Magna Carta (1215); Book of Rules of Association Football (1863); On the Origin of Species (1859) by Charles Darwin; On the Abolition of the Slave Trade (1789) by William Wilberforce in Parliament, immediately printed in several versions; A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) by Mary Wollstonecraft; Experimental Researches in Electricity (three volumes, 1839, 1844, 1855) by Michael Faraday; Patent Specification for Arkwright's Spinning Machine (1769) by Richard Arkwright; The King James Bible (1611) by William Tyndale and 54 scholars appointed by the king; An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776) by Adam Smith; and The First Folio (1623) by William Shakespeare.

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    Condition: Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2073
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  • A Book of Modern Ballads. by Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    Havers, Alice (Illustrator)
    A Book of Modern Ballads.

    London: Hildesheimer & Faulkner, 1892. First edition. Brown cloth binding with gold and silver blocked design and titles to front. Fully illustrated with charming chromolithographs, some full-page. All edges gilt. Boards a little bumped and scuffed, pages age toned and with some foxing, but overall in good shape. Features poems by (among others) Rossetti, Swinburne, Browning, Shelley, Weatherly, and Gilbert.40 pp. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2497
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  • A Dark Lantern. by ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    A Dark Lantern. A Story with a Prologue.

    London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. This novel was turned in to a (now lost) silent film in 1920. Bound in green cloth, with black and silver decoration to the front. Silver title to spine. 368 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).
    Elizabeth Robins was an American actor, playwright, novelist, and important suffragette. For a time Robins wrote under the name C. E. Raimond in an attempt to keep her acting and writing careers separate.

    Condition: Covers lightly rubbed, spine very slightly faded. Prelims are moderately foxed, page edges also. Otherwise a good copy.

    Book ID: 2711
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  • A Day in a Child's Life by GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    A Day in a Child's Life

    London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First Edition. Hardback. Green cloth spine with light green paper covered bevelled boards. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour vignettes, words and music to nine charming songs. Boards are rubbed and book has been dropped at some point so top right corner has some creasing, otherwise good and clean. 29 pages. 250 x 215 mm (9¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 2863
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  • A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson by Johnson, Dr.
    Johnson, Dr.
    A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson With the Addition of Words since Familiarized to us. Also a Dictionary of Heathen Mythology to which is added a complete list of all the Cities, Boroughs, Towns and Remarkable Villages in England and Wales. And a Comprehensive view of English Grammar.

    London: Peacocks and Bampton, 1811. An attractive pocket edition of Johnson's Dictionary. Recent leather spine with label. Original boards with gilt edging. Frontis of the statue of Dr Johnson in St Paul's Cathedral, London. Mostly unpaginated.

    Condition: Spine and boards are in excellent condition. Internally, the book is in very good condition, but with some foxing, particularly to the initial pages. 3 contemporary signatures to the end paper, and an inked 'D' to the title page.

    Book ID: 2217
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  • A Doorway in Fairyland. by HOUSMAN, Laurence
    HOUSMAN, Laurence
    A Doorway in Fairyland.

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1922. First edition. Hardback in blue cloth with title and decorative mushrooms to front board. Cloth on spine is brown, otherwise in good shape. 220 pages. 205 x 140 mm (8 x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3797
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  • A Gentleman of France. by WEYMAN, Stanley
    WEYMAN, Stanley
    A Gentleman of France. Being The Memoirs Of Gaston De Bonne Sieur De Marsac

    London: Longmans Green & Co, 1894. New edition. Blue cloth hardback beveled boards with gilt title to front and spine. From the library of the author Maarten Maartens. Black end papers. Frontis with tissue guard, illustrated title page. Book is in a fair condition only, as it is foxed throughout. 412 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches). Nouvelle édition. Plats biseautés cartonnés en toile bleue avec titre doré au recto et au dos. De la bibliothèque de l'auteur Maarten Maartens. Feuilles de garde noires. Frontis avec garde en tissu, page de titre illustrée. Le livre est dans un état passable seulement, car il est entièrement recouvert de rousseurs. 412 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 pouces).

    Book ID: 2857
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  • A Passage to India by FORSTER, E.M.
    FORSTER, E.M.
    A Passage to India

    London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1924. First edition. Hardback. Olive green publisher's cloth (variant binding) with black titles and device. A little bumping and rubbing to the boards, but overall a very good copy. Inside a clean and tidy copy, with a little darkening to the edges only. 190 by 130 mm (7½ by 5 inches). 325, [iii] pp.

    Book ID: 2501
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  • A Philosophical Investigation by KERR, Philip
    KERR, Philip
    A Philosophical Investigation The Mind of a Killer - the Heart of Murder

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. Nice copy of this first edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Clean and tidy dust wrapper. White is still bright! Book itself is clean and tidy. A little darkening to the pages only. Neatly signed.
    330 pages
    240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2306
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  • A Soggarth's Last Verses by RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    RUSSELL, Matthew. SJ
    A Soggarth's Last Verses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland"…

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    London: Burns & Oates, 1911. A very nice copy of this First edition. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Syon Abbey in Chudleigh. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. xii, 95, [v] pp.
    Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde.

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    Book ID: 1201
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  • Beautiful copy of the illustrated edition
    A Window in Thrums by BARRIE. J.M.
    BARRIE. J.M.
    A Window in Thrums

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1892. First edition. Illustrated with 18 etchings by William Hole. Limited edition. This copy is 450/550. By the creator of Peter Pan. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Very nice clean copy with almost no bumping or edgewear. Internally spotless, with a foxing to the end papers only. xiv, 217 pp. 270 x 190 mm (10¾ x 7½ inches).

    This copy was owned by Mrs Van der Poorten Schwartz - the wife of Dutch author Maarten Maartens. Almost certainly given to her by William Robertson Nicoll, who wrote anecdotes of 19th Century Literary history with T.J. Wise, and edited 'The Expositor' for Hodder & Stoughton.

    Book ID: 2380
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  • Adolf in Blunderland. A political parody of Lewis Carroll's famous story. by DYRENFORTH, James and KESTER, Max
    DYRENFORTH, James and KESTER, Max
    Adolf in Blunderland. A political parody of Lewis Carroll's famous story.

    London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1940. Fourth edition. Hardback in original dust jacket. The BBC's broadcast of 'Adolf in Blunderland' received a tremendous reception, and in this version of the transcript has was been revised, and humorously illustrated by Norman Mansbridge. Hardback book with red cloth spine. Dust jacket has some nicks and is slightly soiled. Book is very clean inside. 60 pages. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 3662
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  • All on the Irish Shore. by SOMERVILLE, E. Œ and ROSS, Martin
    SOMERVILLE, E. Πand ROSS, Martin
    All on the Irish Shore. Irish Sketches

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1903. First edition. Eleven short stories of rural Irish life, with illustrations by Somerville. Frontis with tissue guard, and nine other full-page illustrations. Original grey cloth, lettered in black and gilt. This copy was a gift from the author Philip 'Henry' Gosse, the English naturalist, to Ada (the daughter of the author Maarten Maartens ). Dedication to FFEP is dated 1905. [viii], 274, [6] pp. 200 x 135 mm (7¾ x 5¼ inches).

    Condition: Spine cloth is starting to split at the head, and there are signs of tiny water splashes to tail of spine. Foxing throughout, but overall this is a reasonable copy.

    Book ID: 2817
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  • Amadis de Gaule. by HERBERAY, Nicolas de
    HERBERAY, Nicolas de
    Amadis de Gaule. Le tiers livre de Amadis de Gaule, contenant les guerres & dif.

    Paris: Denys Ianot, [Janot], 1540. First Edition. Transl. from Spanish by "le Seigneur des Essarts", Nicolas de Herberay. (1540)-1542, 3 parts in 1 vol. 150; (4), 86; (3), 94 leaves., repeated woodcut printer's mark on 2 title-pages, 43 (some repeated) woodcut illustrations within borders. 65 historiated/ decorated initials (including Janot's white alphabet with thistle especially designed for the Amadis), 18th century calf with gilt spine and two contrasting leather labels. folio. - First part lacks the first two preliminary leaves (incl. title) So begins at aiii); Remaining prelims one leaf with tear in text and one leaf lacks upper outer blank corner; first part partly wormholed in lower margin; title-page. to second part some soiling and old owner's entries;…

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    Paris: Denys Ianot, [Janot], 1540. First Edition. Transl. from Spanish by "le Seigneur des Essarts", Nicolas de Herberay. (1540)-1542, 3 parts in 1 vol. 150; (4), 86; (3), 94 leaves., repeated woodcut printer's mark on 2 title-pages, 43 (some repeated) woodcut illustrations within borders. 65 historiated/ decorated initials (including Janot's white alphabet with thistle especially designed for the Amadis), 18th century calf with gilt spine and two contrasting leather labels. folio. - First part lacks the first two preliminary leaves (incl. title) So begins at aiii); Remaining prelims one leaf with tear in text and one leaf lacks upper outer blank corner; first part partly wormholed in lower margin; title-page. to second part some soiling and old owner's entries; title-page. to third part slightly. dust stained; lower corner of final three leaves of third part restored and small inkstain in outer margin; All three parts occasionally. finger soiled / stained; engraved heraldic bookplate of Ham Court on upper pastedown. Corners and joints professionally and unobtrusively restored. Rare first editions of the first three folios. STC French p.12; Index Aureliensis 104230-104232; Cioranesco 2361, 2363 and 2364; cf. Adams A-869 (2nd book) and A-871 (third book), both printed for Longis; cf. Harvard, French 18 (later edition). The complete work consists of 14 parts and is rarely found complete in 16th century editions. Famous woodcuts, which were widely used by Janot and the other publishers of the subsequent parts and editions of the Amadis for the popular romances that they published. 330 by 210mm (13 by 8¼ inches). Première édition. (1540) -1542, 3 parties en 1 vol. 150 ; (4), 86 ; (3), 94 feuilles., Marque d'imprimeur gravée sur bois répétée sur 2 pages de titre, 43 illustrations gravées sur bois (certaines répétées) dans les bordures. 65 initiales historiées/décorées (dont l'alphabet blanc de Janot au chardon dessiné spécialement pour les Amadis), cuir de veau XVIIIème à dos doré et deux étiquettes en cuir contrastées. Folio. La première partie manque les deux premiers feuillets préliminaires (y compris le titre) commence donc à aiii) ; Prélims restant un in-folio avec déchirure dans le texte et un in-folio manquant le coin supérieur extérieur vierge ; première partie partiellement trouée dans la marge inférieure ; titre de la page. dans la seconde partie quelques salissures et inscriptions de l'ancien propriétaire ; titre de la page. légèrement à la troisième partie. taché de poussière; coin inférieur des trois derniers feuillets du troisième volet restauré et petite tache d'encre dans la marge extérieure ; Les trois parties occasionnellement. doigt souillé / taché; Ex-libris héraldique gravé de Ham Court sur la plaque supérieure. Coins et joints restaurés professionnellement et discrètement. Rares éditions originales des trois premiers in-folios. STC Français p.12; Indice Aureliensis 104230-104232; Cioranesco 2361, 2363 et 2364; cf. Adams A-869 (2e livre) et A-871 (troisième livre), tous deux imprimés pour Longis ; cf. Harvard, français 18 (édition ultérieure). L'œuvre complète se compose de 14 parties et se trouve rarement complète dans les éditions du XVIe siècle. Des gravures sur bois célèbres, qui ont été largement utilisées par Janot et les autres éditeurs des dernières parties et éditions d'Amadis pour les romans populaires qu'ils ont publiés. 330 par 210 mm

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    Book ID: 3227
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  • Americans Abroad. An Anthology. by NEAGOE, Peter [Editor]
    NEAGOE, Peter [Editor]
    Americans Abroad. An Anthology. With Autographed Photographs and Biographic Sketches of the Authors.

    The Hague: Servire Press, 1932. First Edition. Hardback in dust jacket. Orangey yellow boards with grey cloth spine. Top edge with publisher's blue stain. Authors and poets included range from Ernest Hemingway to Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams to Gertrude Stein, and many more. This would be the first appearance of Henry Miller in a book. The dust jacket is fragile and has some tears and small losses to the edges, and spine of dust jacket has a split, but now protected by a clear wrap. The book is very clean and tidy both inside and out with no markings. Prelims are age toned, but clean. Overall a good copy. xi, 475 pp. 235 x 165 mm (9¼ x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 3204
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  • An Awkward Lie. by INNES, Michael
    INNES, Michael
    An Awkward Lie. The third detection featuring Bobby Appleby together with his father, Sir John Appleby.

    London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1971. First UK edition. Publisher's red cloth. In an unclipped dust jacket. 192 pages. 205 x 140 mm (8 x 5½ inches). The preceding books are: 'A Family Affair' and 'Death at the Chase', in which Bobby Appleby played only a minor part. This time he does most of the detecting; and even finds the corpse!

    Condition: Both book and dust jacket in a very good / near fine condition.

    Book ID: 2556
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  • An Old Olive Tree. by MACLEOD, Joseph
    MACLEOD, Joseph
    An Old Olive Tree.

    Edinburgh: M. Macdonald, 1971. First edition. Softback with original card dust jacket. The dust jacket is very slightly sun faded in spine area. Neat ex libris to front endpaper. Otherwise the book and contents are spotless.
    Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod (1903–1984) was a British modernist poet, actor, playwright, theatre director and historian, and also a BBC newsreader. He sometimes published poetry under the pseudonym Adam Drinan. Whilst studying at Rugby School, Macleod was a close friend of Adrian Stokes, and at Oxford he was a close friend of Graham Greene. This is his final poem sequence, entirely autobiographical, containing poems which meditate upon his friendships and familial ties, and the process of aging.
    37 pages. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3865
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  • Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol by SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    SARNICOL, [Thomas Jacob Thomas]
    Ar Fanc Siôn Cwilt: Detholiad o Ysgrifau Sarnicol

    Llandysul: Gwasg Gomer, 1972. Argraffiad cyntaf. Prin. Llyfr clawr caled mewn siaced lwch wreiddiol. Llun blaen o Sarnicol. Mae rhai geiriau wedi'u tanlinellu mewn ar dudalen neu ddwy. 100 tudalen. Mewn cyflwr da. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3803
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  • Artsy Fartsy Funnies by Rosenkranz, Patrick and Hugo Van Baren
    Rosenkranz, Patrick and Hugo Van Baren
    Artsy Fartsy Funnies

    Laren: Paranoia, 1974. A magazine in the tradition of the anarchic comics of the 1970's. This is a guide to this sort of comic, and includes examples and illustrations from many of them. Good clean condition with slight marking to the covers only. Remnant of price sticker to the top edge. 80 pages. Owner's name stamp to the front end paper. 260 by 210mm (10¼ by 8¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3685
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