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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Longman and Co: 1870. Blue paper covers. Decorative border and titles in black. Adverts to rear cover. 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The pale blue covers are sound but have some foxing spots to them. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and are held on to each other with tape (non-archival). Inside, there is some foxing to the inside covers. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1338
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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    London: Longman and Co: 1869. Disbound. (Originally Blue paper covers - the front cover has now gone). Adverts to the rear blue cover 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The rear pale blue cover has some foxing spots to it. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and only the rear has survived. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1339
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  • Acts of Defiance by ASHLEY, Jack
    ASHLEY, Jack
    Acts of Defiance

    London: Reindhardt Books in Association with Viking, 1992. 1st edition. Black cloth with pictorial dust wrapper. Now in clear protective wrap. Xiii, 370 pp. 240 x 150 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Condition: Slight handling to the wrapper. Fractional fading to the spine edge. Overall an excellent example.

    Book ID: 2328
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  • An Authentic Copy of the Charter and Bye-Laws of the City of Rochester, With an Abstract of the Customal by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    An Authentic Copy of the Charter and Bye-Laws of the City of Rochester, With an Abstract of the Customal

    London: 1809. 86 pp. with annotations, from Rochester Museum

    Book ID: 2077
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  • C. Plinii Secundi Historiae naturalis libri XXXVII by PLINY, C. Secundus
    PLINY, C. Secundus
    C. Plinii Secundi Historiae naturalis libri XXXVII Two volumes of three - (Book I-XXIV only).

    Edition: First Thus

    Amsterdam: Lugduni Batauorum ex officina Elzeviriana: 1635. Edited by Joannes de Laet. A lovely contemporary dark red Morocco binding. Fine roll of gilt flowers to each board. Gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Blue marbled boards. First volume with fine engraved title depicting all the elements found in Pliny, Elzevir's small woodcut device on other titles. small woodcut portrait of the author within roundel on *8 verso, woodcut headpieces and initials. The first volume has the armorial bookplate of George Villiers to the inside front board. The second volume is signed H. Montagu Villiers 1830. The "Elsevier Books" are books published in the late XVI – the early XVIII centuries by the celebrated Dutch publishing house belonging to the…

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    Amsterdam: Lugduni Batauorum ex officina Elzeviriana: 1635. Edited by Joannes de Laet. A lovely contemporary dark red Morocco binding. Fine roll of gilt flowers to each board. Gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Blue marbled boards. First volume with fine engraved title depicting all the elements found in Pliny, Elzevir's small woodcut device on other titles. small woodcut portrait of the author within roundel on *8 verso, woodcut headpieces and initials. The first volume has the armorial bookplate of George Villiers to the inside front board. The second volume is signed H. Montagu Villiers 1830. The "Elsevier Books" are books published in the late XVI – the early XVIII centuries by the celebrated Dutch publishing house belonging to the Elsevier family. The Elsevier dynasty of printers existed more than 130 years and came to the forefront of European book-printing in the XVII century. Its founder was Lodewijk Elsevier (1546–1617) from Leuven who had studied printing art at famous Christophe Platin in Antwerp. After Lodewijk Elsevier's death. family business was continued by his descendants from whom the most celebrated are: Bonaventura Elsevier (1583–1652), Isaac Elsevier (1596–1651) and Lodewijk Elsevier Jr. (1604–1670). The last of the Elseviers died in 1712 whereupon their firm ceased to exist. {1} pp (xxiv) 654 (xviii). {2} pp. 631 (xvii).

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    Condition: A beautiful example of this binding. The spines are a touch darkened, but the binding is in excellent condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with very slight darkening only.

    Book ID: 1153
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  • D'un Age à l'Autre by LINEPHTY, Maur Guillaume
    LINEPHTY, Maur Guillaume
    D'un Age à l'Autre

    Bruxelles: Les éditions Musée du Livre, 1934. Signed limited edition - copy #112/175. Half red leather with gilt titles to spine, and marbled boards. New end papers. Half title has a handwritten and signed dedication by the author. Slight rubbing to the spine, but in very good state. Internally in excellent condition, decorated with colored initials by Hubert Dupond. A dissertation on the technical evolution of printing. 54 pages. 300 x 220 mm (11¾ x 8¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3160
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  • Dublin Metropolitan Police. Report of the Committee of Inquiry 1901, bound in with Evidence taken before the Committee of Inquiry 1901. by HOWARD VINCENT, C.E., HOLMES, R.W.A., STARKIE, Rolbert F., ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY
    HOWARD VINCENT, C.E., HOLMES, R.W.A., STARKIE, Rolbert F., ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY
    Dublin Metropolitan Police. Report of the Committee of Inquiry 1901, bound in with Evidence taken before the Committee of Inquiry 1901.

    Edition: First Edition

    Dublin: His Majesty's Stationary Office, by Alexander Thom & Co: 1902. This work, two volumes bound as one, contains both the report, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, and the evidence behind the report. This latter is much scarcer, and contains transcripts of interviews and fascinating period information about Life in the Dublin Police at the turn of the Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries. The reports have been bound in a recent blue buckram, with gilt titles. 33cm by 22cm (13 by 8¾ inches). A fascinating piece of history concerning the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Report and recommendations from the committee on a claim by the Dublin Metropolitan Police to be placed upon the same footing…

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    Dublin: His Majesty's Stationary Office, by Alexander Thom & Co: 1902. This work, two volumes bound as one, contains both the report, presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of His Majesty, and the evidence behind the report. This latter is much scarcer, and contains transcripts of interviews and fascinating period information about Life in the Dublin Police at the turn of the Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries. The reports have been bound in a recent blue buckram, with gilt titles. 33cm by 22cm (13 by 8¾ inches). A fascinating piece of history concerning the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC). Report and recommendations from the committee on a claim by the Dublin Metropolitan Police to be placed upon the same footing as regards pay, allowances, &c. as the London Metropolitan Police. Contains extensive comparative information and lists showing differences between the two forces in relation to salaries, allowances, pensions, &c. 33, [i]., vii, [i], 1-246, [i]. pp

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    Condition: Fine condition. The recent buckram is spotless and without any damage. The report and the evidence are in beautiful condition, with a very slight darkening to the page edges only.

    Book ID: 2006
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  • Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices by LABBE, Philippi.
    LABBE, Philippi.
    Eruditae Pronuntiationis Catholici Indices Opus Omnibus, qui vel ex scripto vel memoriter; ex plano vei suggestu; in choro, scholis, triclinio; publicis privatisve congressibus, latine logui, recitare, ac perorare debent, omnino necessarium

    Edition: Reprint

    London: F & C Rivington: 1796. Original full tan leather binding. Six raised panels to the spine - but no label. Owner's bookplate to the inside board. [viii], 1-192 pp.

    Condition: Overall a decent copy of this bibliographical work. The leather boards are clean and tidy, with a little rubbing and bumping to them. Very slight cracking to the edges, but no loss. Internally, the book is generally clean and tidy. The end paper has a large tear, with loss of about a third of the end paper. The rest of the book is in excellent condition. Neat owner's contemporary bookplate and inscription to the inside board.

    Book ID: 1163
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  • Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; by CLATER, Francis.
    CLATER, Francis.
    Every Man His Own Cattle Doctor; Containing the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of All the Diseases incident to Oxen, Cows and Sheep. The Sixth edition with numerous Additions and Corrections, by His Sons Samuel and John Clater. Including a Short Treatise on the Anatomy and Physiology of Neat Cattle

    London: Baldwin, Cradock and Son, 1825. Original paper covered boards with title and design to the front board and catalogue of publications to the rear panel. Recent sympathetic spine. xx. 1-348 pp.

    Condition: The boards are somewhat darkened and foxed, but still tidy. The spine has recently been repaired, with a new label, and is clean and tidy. Internally sound, with a family tree to the front end paper. Light foxing and a little darkening to the pages. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1519
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  • Histoire D'O by REAGE, Pauline.
    REAGE, Pauline.
    Histoire D'O avec un preface de Jean Paulhan

    Paris: Jean-Jacques Pauvert, 1963. Early reprint of the classic French erotic novel. With a frontis illustration by Leonor Fini. Numbered edition. One on 3500 examples. Clean chocolate brown cloth with gilt design. A little faded to the front board and the head of the spine. In original clear plastic sleeve, with chipping and tearing to the top edge. 216 pages. Text in French. 200 x 140 mm (7¾ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3173
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  • Invitation for the talk / dinner by Gaston Louis-Vuitton by Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique
    Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique
    Invitation for the talk / dinner by Gaston Louis-Vuitton

    Lyon: Le Vieux Papier Société Archéologique, Historique et Artistique, 1936. Invitation for the talk-dinner hosted by Gaston Louis-Vuitton to the sellers of caskets and trunks, organised by 'Le Vieux Papier Société' in Lyon on May 11, 1936.

    Book ID: 2150
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  • La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne by LIGER, Louis.
    LIGER, Louis.
    La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne

    Edition: First Thus

    Paris: Chez Fabre: 1790. Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. Subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, beekeeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts:…

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    Paris: Chez Fabre: 1790. Two volumes. Full period calf. Gilt titles to labels to spine. Engraved frontispiece, 41 engraved plates, 5 folding plates and 15 woodcut illustrations. Subjects covered range from the initial purchase and setting up of a country estate, to advice on all aspects of country living: the keeping of chickens, geese, ducks, swans and (strangely) pelicans, pheasants, peacocks; horses; beef and dairy cows, sheep and goats, pigs, beekeeping. The second part is devoted to advice on arable farming, what to grow and how; the management of forest and marshland; notes on the use of ornamental trees and finishes with hints on trading in the produce of the estate. The second volume is presented in two main parts: the first deals with all aspects of the garden (ornamental, kitchen, herb and fruit), the grape vine and other fruits used to produce drinks. The final part covers hunting and other country pursuits.
    La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou economie rurale, pratique et générale de tous biens de campagne
    Deux volumes. Veau de pleine période. Titres dorés aux étiquettes à dos. Frontispice gravé, 41 planches gravées, 5 planches pliantes et 15 illustrations gravées sur bois. Les sujets abordés vont de l'achat initial et de la création d'un domaine à la campagne, aux conseils sur tous les aspects de la vie à la campagne: l'élevage de poulets, oies, canards, cygnes et (étrangement) pélicans, faisans, paons; les chevaux; vaches de boucherie et laitières, ovins et caprins, porcs, apiculture. La deuxième partie est consacrée aux conseils sur les cultures arables, ce qu'il faut cultiver et comment; la gestion des forêts et des marais; des notes sur l'utilisation des arbres d'ornement et se termine par des indices sur le commerce des produits du domaine. Le deuxième volume est présenté en deux parties principales: la première traite de tous les aspects du jardin (ornemental, de cuisine, d'herbes et de fruits), de la vigne et des autres fruits utilisés pour produire des boissons. La dernière partie couvre la chasse et d'autres activités de pays.
    La reliure est propre et présentable, même si elle est un peu frottée. Les charnières avant des deux volumes sont faibles, avec des fissures aux charnières, mais tiennent toujours. En interne, les deux livres sont propres et rangés partout. Une jolie paire de volumes. Les assiettes sont en très bon état.
    Louis Liger est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages sur l'économie domestique et l'agriculture. 270 par 210 mm (10¾ par 8¼ pouces). Louis Liger was the author of a number of works on domestic economy and agriculture. xvi, 848., viii, 836. xxx, [ii]. pp

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    Condition: The binding is clean and presentable, if a little rubbed. The front hinges to both volumes are weak, with cracking to the hinges, but still holding on. Internally, both books are clean and tidy throughout. A lovely pair of volumes. The plates are in very nice condition.

    Book ID: 1927
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  • Lambretta: A practical guide to maintenance and repair by BROAD, Raymond
    BROAD, Raymond
    Lambretta: A practical guide to maintenance and repair

    London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1960. First edition. From the 'Scooter maintenance and repair' series. A practical guide covering all models from 1952 - 1960. With some wonderful retro adverts to the back. Many b/w photographs and illustrations throughout. Bound in red cloth with black title to front and spine. Boards very slightly darkened. Pencil written previous owner's name to the front (dated 1961). There a few spots of light foxing to the front endpapers, and some finger marks; appropriately these look like they've occurred when maintenance was taking place! The last page of adverts has a small nick to the bottom. We can't find any other copies for sale online.
    184 pages + adverts to rear, so 192 pages in total. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 3039
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  • Memoirs of the Count De Grammont by HAMILTON, Anthony [Antoine]
    HAMILTON, Anthony [Antoine]
    Memoirs of the Count De Grammont

    New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928. Limited Edition of 1000 copies, printed in USA. Rebound in full tan leather, with gilt title to spine. Marbled endpapers. Tipped-in wood engravings by Wilfred Jones. Text descriptions on tissue guards. 230 pp. 245 x 175 mm (9¾ x 7 inches). Memoirs written by Antoine [Anthony] Hamilton, who was the French nobleman's brother-in-law. Translated by Horace Walpole.

    Condition: Leather boards in a very good condition with minimal sign of handling. Light sporadic foxing. Pages rough edged.

    Book ID: 2165
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  • Mexico and the Americans by JAMES, Daniel
    JAMES, Daniel
    Mexico and the Americans

    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963. First edition. In original dust jacket. Fascinating, both historically and in the present climate. In James' own words "a provocative analysis of the history of relations between Mexico and the United States on all levels - diplomatic, military, economic, and social - considered in terms of Mexico's developing nationalism and America's attitudes to it". 472 pp. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Freelance American journalist, Daniel James (b. 1914), covered Latin America during the Cold War years. His writings reflect two themes: 1) that the region had become a primary target for Soviet aggression against interests of the United States; and 2) that American policies had failed to reflect the importance…

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    New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1963. First edition. In original dust jacket. Fascinating, both historically and in the present climate. In James' own words "a provocative analysis of the history of relations between Mexico and the United States on all levels - diplomatic, military, economic, and social - considered in terms of Mexico's developing nationalism and America's attitudes to it". 472 pp. 220 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Freelance American journalist, Daniel James (b. 1914), covered Latin America during the Cold War years. His writings reflect two themes: 1) that the region had become a primary target for Soviet aggression against interests of the United States; and 2) that American policies had failed to reflect the importance of the region to the United States. The author of hundreds of columns, articles and at least four books on these topics, including: "Red design for the Americas: Guatemala prelude" (1954), James first went to Latin America in 1953. He described Communist activity in Guatemala and in British Guiana in articles published in that year. James continued to publish articles reflecting his favorite themes in "Harper's," "The Saturday Evening Post," and the "London Observer." Later, he prepared a study of U.S. business activities in Mexico for the United States Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (1956). From 1955 through 1967 Daniel James was a syndicated columnist for the Hearst Newspapers and SPADEA, publishing his views under the title: "Dateline Latin America." During the 1960s he published: "Cuba: the first Soviet satellite in the Americas" (1961); "Mexico and the Americas" (1963); and, "Che Guevara; A biography" (1969), the last written with the aid of diaries found when their Guevara was killed while trying to start a Communist revolution in Bolivia (1967). Subsequently, James was for four years a tourism director in Mexico City (1974-1978). After 1987 he operated the Mexico-United States Institute in Washington, D.C.

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    Condition: Dust jacket has some light bumping and a very small nick to the top edge on the front. Inside the book is in a very good / fine condition.

    Book ID: 2075
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  • Scriptores Rei Rusticae veteres latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, by GESNER, J.M. (ed.)
    GESNER, J.M. (ed.)
    Scriptores Rei Rusticae veteres latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, quibus acc. Vegetius De mulo-medicina et Gargilii Martialis fragmentum. Adj.notae vir.clar.integrae tum editae tum ineditae et lexicon rei rusticae.

    Edition: Reprint

    Lipsiae [Leipzig]: Caspari Fritsch: 1735. With folding engraved frontispiece by Bernard Picart and title-vignette and 4 folding plates, i.a. on viniculture. Two volumes in one binding, each with its own title page. Contemporary vellum over boards. Title in ink to spine. Gesner, Johann Matthias (1691-1761) And Marcus Porcius Cato. A collection of classical works on agriculture and natural history thought to have been assembled in the Middle Ages, and certainly printed at least 5 times before 1501 LVI, 858pp; [viii], pp859-1316, 159pp

    Condition: The binding is sound, but a little dirty and darkened. A touch of bumping only. Slight cracking to the top edge of the spine. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the pages. Overall a very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1866
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  • The Book-plate Booklet (Volume 4 - Number 2) by FOWLER, H. Alfred
    FOWLER, H. Alfred
    The Book-plate Booklet (Volume 4 - Number 2)

    Kansas City, MO: H. Alfred Fowler, 1911. First edition. Illustrations throughout including tipped-in specimens; well preserved in original silk-sewn printed card covers. 16 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). H. Alfred Fowler was a printer who lived in Kansas City, Missouri. He published many books in the early 1900's about bookplates.

    Condition: In a very good condition.

    Book ID: 2593
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  • The Dick - An Occasional Newspaper of Observation, Literature & Commentary - Vol. 1, No. 1 by SANDERS, Ed.
    SANDERS, Ed.
    The Dick - An Occasional Newspaper of Observation, Literature & Commentary - Vol. 1, No. 1

    New York: Fuck You Press, 1967. Tabloid format, [8] pp. [including covers]. Only issue published of this tabloid edited by Ed Sanders, a more gossipy compaign to Fuck You: A Magazine of the Arts. One of the best examples of the scene-gossip-as-art of the Lower East Side poetry scene. Includes personals, exposés about Ted Berrigan, work by Michael McClure, and centerfold erotic cartoon strip by Sanders. This copy never folded. 450 x 290 mm (17¾ x 11½ inches).

    Condition: A little darkening / stained to the cover, else in excellent condition.

    Book ID: 2112
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  • The Forest Pruner: or Timber Owner's Assistant: by PONTEY, William
    PONTEY, William
    The Forest Pruner: or Timber Owner's Assistant: Being a treatise on the training or management of British Timber Trees; whether intended for use, ornament or shelter: Including and explanation of the causes of their general diseases and defects, with the means of prevention and remedies where practicable. Also, an examination of the properties of English Fir Timber; with remarks on the defects of the old and the outlines of a new system for the management of Oak woods.

    Edition: First Edition

    Huddersfield: Printed for the author by T. Smart, 1805. Original blue paper covered card with cream paper spine. green label to spine. rough cut pages. Frontis, title, dedication, preface & text. 8 plates (incl. frontis). some folding and coloured. Frontis & 7 further plates. (one folding; 2 double page; 4 tinted). The author was `planter and forest pruner` to the Duke of Bedford 1-277. [v]. pp.50

    Condition: A very nice copy in its original, unrestored and unbound state. The blue boards are clean and tidy. The paper spine is a little darkened and rubbed, with a little cracking to the edges, but still sound. The label is chipped. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Owner's name to inside board and another contemporary name to the title page.

    Book ID: 1457
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  • The Gates of Memory. by KEYNES, Geoffrey.
    KEYNES, Geoffrey.
    The Gates of Memory.

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981. First Edition, with several full-page photographs in the text; black cloth, gilt title to spine. Autobiography of the eminent surgeon and bibliographer of (among others) Austen, Brooke, Browne, Donne, Evelyn, Hazlitt and Sassoon. 428 pp. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Condition: A very good copy in an unclipped dust jacket

    Book ID: 2058
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