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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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  • Author signed
    A Second Book of Booksellers by MARKHAM, Sheila
    MARKHAM, Sheila
    A Second Book of Booksellers Conversations with the Antiquarian Book Trade

    London: Sheila Markham Rare Books, 2014. Signed by the author to the title page. First Edition. Limited to 500 copies. 254 pp. including 31 plates. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches). This was Sheila Markham's second collection of interviews with some of the antiquarian book trade's most influential figures.

    Condition: Fine in a fine unclipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2074
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  • A Village Tragedy by WOODS, Margaret L.
    WOODS, Margaret L.
    A Village Tragedy

    London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1889. Second edition. In original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. 'The story is set between the deadly slums of London and the threatening fields, ponds and railway lines of the Oxfordshire countryside.' (Times Literary Supplement). 229 pp. 175 x 125 mm (7 x 5 inches).

    Condition: Has a slight lean. Some moderate foxing throughout.

    Book ID: 2099
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  • STOKES, Henry Paine
    An Attempt to Determine the Chronological Order Of Shakespeare's Plays; The Harness Essay, 1877

    London: Macmillan & Co, 1878. First Edition. Hard back book, in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title to the spine. Ex-library copy. 220 pages of text. 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches).

    Condition: Usual library stamps and identifications. Boards are rubbed and a little soiled / darkened. Inside, there is an ink gift inscription dated 1881. Pages are aged. Overall a good copy of a scarce item.

    Book ID: 2772
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  • Basil Armstrong; or, Under Christ's Banner [and other tales] by KENYON, E.C.
    KENYON, E.C.
    Basil Armstrong; or, Under Christ's Banner [and other tales]

    London: W. Nicholson & Sons, 1890. Scarce. First (and only) edition. Hardcover. In red percaline, with black and gilt title and decoration to front board. Back board with black design. Internally clean, with b/w frontis illustration and two title pages. Some darkening to front and back free endpapers. Undated, but COPAC lists as 1890. 142 pages. 175 x 145 mm (7 x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3021
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  • Signed
    Battles and Enchantments. by O'CONOR, Norreys Jephson
    O'CONOR, Norreys Jephson
    Battles and Enchantments. Retold from Ancient Irish Literature

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1922. Author signed, First Edition. In original blue cloth with gilt decoration to front board and title to spine. Original brown unclipped paper dust jacket. 168 pp. 200 x 145 mm (7¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Condition: Dust jacket has some marks and is nicked to the head of the spine. Inside the book is clean, just basic shelf wear. Author signed dedication to FFEP.

    Book ID: 2093
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  • Cocaine by PITIGRILLI
    PITIGRILLI
    Cocaine

    San Francisco: Ludlow Hip/Pocket - And/Or Press, 1974. First printing of this paperback edition. Pitigrilli was the pseudonym of Dino Segre, born in Turin in 1893. This is his classic novel following Tito who moves to Paris in the 1920s to work in journalism and soon finds that his own life becomes somehow even more outrageous than the over exaggerated news he initially finds himself reporting. Seen as quite scandalous when first published, it was once placed on the "forbidden books" list by the Catholic Church. 263 pages. Clean copy. 177 x 110 mm (7 x 4¼ inches)

    Book ID: 3092
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  • Dombey and Son by DICKENS, Charles
    DICKENS, Charles
    Dombey and Son Dealings with the firm of Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First issue / first edition. Bound in contemporary green half-calf over buckram boards. Gilt title on red morocco label, and gilt details to the spine and raised bands. Marbled endpapers. xvi, 624 [2]pp. 225 x 150 mm (8¾ x 6 inches). Some first issue points: vignette title with Captain Cuttle's hook on his left arm; p.XV line 2 no quotation marks around 'the Party'; p.14 ten lines from bottom 'aint' with no apostrophe; p.26 line 11 'fidgetty'; p.284 lines 5 and 6 from bottom 'Delight'; p.324 last line 'Captain' correctly spelled; and p.582 last line with no full stop.
    Some not: Errata has 8 lines; Captain spelled correctly on p.324.

    Condition: Complete. Rubbing to edges and light marking to boards. Small marking to p.1. where it and xvi have once been slightly stuck together.

    Book ID: 2070
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  • Driftkopje verloofd. by CLÉMENT, Bertha
    CLÉMENT, Bertha
    Driftkopje verloofd. Naar het Duitsch. Met platen.

    Amsterdam: H.J.W. Becht, 1915. Beautiful Art Nouveau / Jugendstil cover design on cream percaline, by Cornelia van der Hart. Third edition of this 'story for girls'. With b/w illustrations by E.C. Leegstra, and text in Dutch. 274 pages. 235 x 15 mm (9¼ x 0½ inches).

    Condition: Boards are a little darkened. Previous owner's name in neat ink handwriting to from blank endpaper. A very good book.

    Book ID: 2654
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  • Gossip in a Library by GOSSE, Edmund
    GOSSE, Edmund
    Gossip in a Library

    London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
    great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic. His classic memoir, Father and…

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    London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
    great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches). Sir Edmund William Gosse CB was an English poet, author and critic. His classic memoir, Father and Son (1907), detailed his difficult childhood in a religiously fanatical home.

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    Book ID: 2087
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  • Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer (Three volumes) by SCOTT, Walter
    SCOTT, Walter
    Guy Mannering; or, The Astrologer (Three volumes)

    Edinburgh: James Ballantyne and Co. for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. First Edition. Bound in recent quarter dark blue calf with marbled boards. With five raised bands on the spine, maroon morocco labels with gilt titles. Internally, all three volumes have their half-titles and second half-titles. Top edge gilt.
    Vol. I: [4], [1]-341 pp. with imprint at the bottom of page 341;
    Vol. II: [4], [1]-346 pp., followed by a blank leaf with the imprint at the bottom;
    Vol. III: [4], [1]-358 pp., followed by the errata leaf with imprint at the bottom. Vol. I at page 293, in line 17 has the word "rudence" for "prudence." This shows it is the first printing.

    Condition: Has been rebound (presumably due to smoke damage), with new endpapers, but internally the first and last few pages show signs of smoke. All pages darkened.

    Book ID: 2279
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  • La Femme et le Pantin by LOUŸS, Pierre
    LOUŸS, Pierre
    La Femme et le Pantin

    Bruxelles: Editions Du Nord Albert Parmentier, 1936. Red half leather with gilt title to spine. Marbled boards and matching endpapers. Flamma Tenax collection. Copy #215 of 3000 on Erasmus wove paper made especially for the book. With several wonderful colour illustrations (including frontis portrait) by Philippe Swyncop. 191 pages plus table of contents. 255 x 200 mm (10x 7¾ inches). Louÿs famous story of passion and rebuttal was originally written in1898, and has been made adapted in to several films (one starring Brigitte Bardot), and an opera entitled 'Conchita' (1911).

    Condition: Leather on spine has faded, all leather on boards has some rubbing, as does all edges. Pages are slightly toned, but there is zero foxing, and the book is in a very good condition overall.

    Book ID: 2571
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  • La Fête à Coqueville. by ZOLA, Émile
    ZOLA, Émile
    La Fête à Coqueville. Texte manuscrit et imagé par Joseph Hémard

    Paris: Editions littéraires de France, 1930. Beautifully illustrated in glorious colour! Limited edition. This copy is one of 1450 numbered on pure Lana. Bound in dark brown buckram, with gilt title to spine. Original softback retained. The text is in French and in a handwritten style. Illustratrations by Joseph Hémard, stenciled by Charpentier. 100 pages. 245 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches). In fine condition, inside and out. The classic French tale of a little fishing village where one night they find they are pulling up barrels of alcohol in their nets instead of fish!

    Book ID: 2840
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  • Le Paysan et la Paysanne Pervertis, by BRETONNE, Retif de la
    BRETONNE, Retif de la
    Le Paysan et la Paysanne Pervertis, precede d'une etude de Maurice Talymeyr dessins de Jean Hee

    Paris: Les Oeuvres Représentatives, 1932. Limited numbered edition. Copy #193/450. Attractive Burgundy half leather binding, with gilt titles and decoration to the spine and matching marbled boards. A touch of fading and rubbing but in very good condition. Pages are a touch darkened, but clean and tidy. Lovely woodcut designs throughout. Text in French. 294 pages. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3135
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  • Low-Lands by PYNCHON, Thomas
    PYNCHON, Thomas
    Low-Lands

    London: Aloes Books, 1978. First edition, first printing with the 60p price printed to its rear cover. This short story was first published in Epoch Magazine in 1960. Epoch was a literary magazine published by Cornell University. This stapled paperback pamphlet style edition was produced in just 1,500 copies. Front cover illustrated by Louise Nevett, from a photograph by Richard Mock. In a very good condition, with slightly age toned pages and back cover. 32 pages. 190 x 120 mm (7½ x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3046
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  • Mortality and Mercy in Vienna by PYNCHON, Thomas
    PYNCHON, Thomas
    Mortality and Mercy in Vienna

    London: Aloes Books, 1976. First edition. Paperback in pamphlet style with staples. This short story was first published in Epoch Magazine in 1959. Epoch was a literary magazine published by Cornell University. 24 pages. Edges of covers are slightly age toned, but inside the book is in very good condition. 210 x 145 mm (8¼ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3047
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  • Rose O' The River by DOUGLAS WIGGIN, Kate
    DOUGLAS WIGGIN, Kate
    Rose O' The River

    London: Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd, 1905. First edition. Second impression. Red cloth boards with gilt stamped title and decoration. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece, plus nine other colour plates illustrated by George Wright. Signed and dedicated by the author to the FFEP, dated 1909. 224 pages + publishers advertisements. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Condition: Boards lightly bumped to edges. Pages and tissue age toned, with some foxing.

    Book ID: 2637
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  • Illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Ryhme Stew by DAHL, Roald
    DAHL, Roald
    Ryhme Stew

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1989. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Contains 80 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. 78 pp. 245 x 195 mm (9¾ x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: Small gift inscription to the front free end paper. Very good condition book, in good condition unclipped dust jacket. In archive acetate film protection.

    Book ID: 2069
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  • The Canterbury Tales by CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    CHAUCER, Geoffrey
    The Canterbury Tales Illustrated by Eric Gill. [A Facsimile of the Golden Cockerel Press edition. Commentary by Peter Holliday]

    London: Folio Society, 2008. Folio. 768 pp. Numerous illustrations. Bound in full goatskin by G. Lachenmaier with Fabriano Tiziano endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine copy. Cloth clamshell box. Facsimile Edition printed by Memminger Medien Centrum on Corolla Classic watermark laid paper. Limited to 1980 numbered copies. This being # 691

    Accompanying folio text in quarter cloth entitled: The Golden Cockerel Press, The Canterbury Tales & Eric Gill. An Essay by Peter Holliday. Folio. 48 pp. illustrations.
    350 by 230mm (13¾ by 9 inches).

    Condition: Beautiful copy, without flaws.

    Book ID: 2138
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  • The Dare Club by PLUNKET, Ierne L.
    PLUNKET, Ierne L.
    The Dare Club

    London: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, 1928.

    Book ID: 2166
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