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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: 3902More details Price: £280.00
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…(more)
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.(less)
Condition: Near fine in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.Book ID: 2073More details Price: £10.00
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: 3797More details Price: £40.00
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: 2857More details Price: £15.00
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: 2501More details Price: £200.00
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.
240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).Book ID: 2306More details Price: £25.00
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: 2380More details Price: £100.00
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: 3204More details Price: £125.00
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: 2556More details Price: £10.00
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: 3865More details Price: £50.00
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
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: 3685More details Price: £35.00
Belfast Story, A Novel
Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear: Erdesdun Pomes: 1976. Published in Conjunction with Ostrich by Erdesdun Pomes. Original yellow illustrated wrappers. Slightly soiled - a very good copy. The novel was produced as a fund raiser for the Tyneside Socialist Centre. O'Doherty is a writer, broadcaster and journalist from Donegal. He is based in Ulster. Raised as a Catholic, he has written for a variety of publications in Northern Ireland, and was a regular on Radio Ulster. Belfast story is not listed on his own website bibliography. 56ppBook ID: 1811
Being an exquisite Nosegay, or Posy, now newly pluckt from popular Letter-writing Manuals of Yore, that is to say, the early Nineteenth Century. Here offered as an edifying Guide to affairs of the heart for the Amorous, the Pestered, or the merely Confused. And lovingly embellished with numerous ingenious Decorations, cunningly wrought.
[New Haven, Conneticut]: Prickly Pair Editions, 1998. First edition. Bound in gold cloth hardback boards with inset cover decoration and label. Lovely colour illustrations. Decorated title page, frontispiece, and page decorations. Titles printed in red. Printed in an edition of only forty-five copies. The type is Walbaum, machine-set by Michael & Winifred Bixler. Decorations and binding by Coriander Reisbord; typography and printing by Asa Peavy. With compliment slip from Coriander Reisbord loose inside. Boards and pages water stained to bottom third, hence low price. Boards and 21 pages. 235 x 185 mm (9¼ x 7¼ inches).Book ID: 3761
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. First edition. No dust jacket. Orange boards faded to front and spine. Ex library, with a few stamps to front blank pages. Overall good reading copy. 311 pages. 195 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches).
P.C. Wren is best known for his work Beau Geste. This story involves a woman, who thought herself a widow because her husband was officially declared dead, remarrying only to meet her 'dead' husband alive many years later. The invention of a fictional South-American country called Boruela, and its wicked dictator, only add to a strange plot.Book ID: 3868
Come to the War
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. First American edition, first printing. Signed to the half-title by Thomas. In unclipped dust jacket, which states: Author of "The Virgin Soldiers." This was his fourth novel, and is set in Israel. Fine book in a a good dust jacket, with a small tear to the front of the dust jacket. This was the author's own copy. 254 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).Book ID: 2810More details Price: £20.00
D.H. LAWRENCE and the Body Mystical
London: Dennis Archer, 1932. First edition. Hardback. One of limited edition of only 250 copies. With gilt and black design to front board, and burnt orange cloth spine. Boards a little darkened at edges, pages slightly age-toned. Overall a good,clean example. 63 pages. 255 x 160 mm (10 x 6¼ inches).
Carter was a close friend and confidante of Lawrence. They planned to write together about mysticism, symbolism, Man's place in the Universe - and so much more. In fact, they were almost ready to publish a book togetherwhen Lawrence died.Book ID: 3608More details Price: £70.00
De Dankbare Indiaan.
een oorspronkelijk verhaal voor de jeugd
Edition: First Edition
Amsterdam: Ten Brinki & De Vries: 1841. First edition. A scarce Netherlands children's story of the Thankful Indian. Original card covers with titles and decoration to front and rear. Half title. Engraved title with vignette. 2 full page engraved plates. 2 page adverts to rear. 58, [ii]. pp
Condition: The card boards are somewhat darkened, but still in sound condition. The spine is almost gone - but the text block and boards are not coming away. Pages slightly darkened. The plates are rather darkened and one has a little staining.Book ID: 1936More details Price: £175.00
Death of a Salesman.
Certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem
London: The Cresset Press, 1949. First British Edition. First Impression in publisher's original dust jacket. The dust jacket has some age toning amd foxing, and a very small closed tear to the back. Boards are clean and tidy. The pages inside are clean and tidy, with sporadic foxing to a few pages. Overall a good copy. 133 pages. 190 x 125 mm (7½ x 5 inches).Book ID: 3122More details Price: £50.00
London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1927. First Edition. Red cloth hardback, in original colour illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has one or two nicks to spine. Offsetting from dust jacket to FFEP. On the title page, Le Queux is described as 'The Master of Mystery'! Overall in good condition. 312 pages plus 8 pages of adverts to rear. 180 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches).Book ID: 3522More details Price: £43.00