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Original Archive of Cover-art Photography £95

Author: ATKINS, Marc; Arturo Perez-Reverte
Year: 2000
Publisher: The Harvill Press/ Marc Atkins
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

2 silver gelatin photos (20x26cm) by Marc Atkins and eight cover-art proofs for Atkins' designs for the second paperback edition of Arturo Perez-Reverte's novels published by The Harvill Press. The fi...
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Indian Independence Act, 1947 £125

Author: ATTLEE, Clement; Lord Mountbatten
Year: 1947
Publisher: Printed by Sir Norman Gibb Scorgie Controller of His Majesty's Stationery Office
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 20 The birth certificate of modern India and Pakistan, which came into force a month after publication on 15th August 1947 with the creation of the two new Dominion states. Printed by the Stationer...
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Madame Maillart £50

Author: AVELINE, Claude; Hamish Miles; L Houghton
Year: 1932
Publisher: The Bodley Head
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

First edition in a striking art deco style dustjacket by 'L Houghton' of a work translated by Hamish Miles. Light green publisher's cloth with lettering, no ownership signatures, spotting to edge of t...
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Essays and Addresses [with Balfour letter] £55

Author: BALFOUR, Arthur
Year: 1905
Publisher: David Douglas
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh
Signed: Yes

pp 444 Association copy revealing Arthur Balfour's fascination with Handel - his Handel collection is how held by the National Library of Scotland. Tipped in after the title page a typed, signed lette...
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Dictionaire Historique et Critique Par Mr Pierre B £375

Author: BAYLE, Pierre; Pierre des Maizeaux
Year: 1734
Publisher: Par La Compagnie Des Libraraires
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Amsterdam
Signed: No

Fifth and best edition of Bayle's dictionary in five huge folio volumes incorporating Des Maizeaux' biography of the author. Bound in dry and flaky but sound and usable French contemporary calf. six s...
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Autograph Letter from the Botanist George Bentham £35

Author: BENTHAM, George
Year: 1857
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Kew Gardens
Signed: Yes

A one page letter from the botanist George Bentham arranging an appointment with Mrs Hall at the Herbarium at Kew Gardens. Bentham who has been described as 'the premier systematic botanist of the nin...
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Le Theatre de La Mode [exhibition] £150

Author: BERARD, Christian, Lucien Lelong, Jean Saint-Martin, Louis Cheronnet, Robert Doisneau, Brassai, Jean Cocteau etc
Year: 1945
Publisher: La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Paris and London
Signed: No

Lavish exhibition catalogue for the first post-war exhibition of Parisian couture which relied on wire mannequins and miniature costumes in an effort to revive the French fashion industry. The French ...
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To be Sold by Auction... Holmfirth [Broadside] £45

Author: BOOTHROYD, John
Year: 1814
Publisher: [J] Lancashire
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Huddersfield
Signed: No

[25x37cm] Unrecorded auction broadside from 1814 for the sale of land and houses in Holmfirth, Hepworth and Kirkburton in Yorkshire to be held at the White-Hart Inn on May 18th under the auspices of '...
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'An Early Glimpse of Ballets Russes' Draft/ Proof £45

Author: BOWDEN, Nancy; Mary Clarke; Cyril Beaumont [Diaghilev]
Year: 1982
Publisher: Dancing Times
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

[pp5 typescript; corrected proof; typed letter; vintage photograph.] Original typed article and corrected proof concerning the discovery of two chalk drawings of 'the Diaghilev Ballet, in Les Sylphide...
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The Way of the Cross [Limited Edition] £200

Author: BRANGWYN, Frank; Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Year: 1935
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

No 3/250 copies. Deluxe edition in full vellum gilt with thirteen black and white etched plates. Large folio format, vellum over boards, top edge gilt, handmade paper with untrimmed edges, signed by B...
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Anti-Sinn Fein Letters to Actor John Martin Harvey £70

Author: BURKE, Cranley; Dr Alfred Barnes [John Martin Harvey]
Year: 1918
Publisher: Unpublished letters
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin/ London
Signed: Yes

[3 ALS] Anti-Sinn Fein letters to the English actor-manager John Martin Harvey in response to publication of his article in The Irish Times. A disciple of Sir Henry Irving, Martin-Harvey was a regular...
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Costume History & Design Notes and Drawings £100

Author: CASHMAN, June
Year: 1950
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds
Signed: No

Costume design collection of a future designer with Yorkshire Television comprising two large quarto exercise books of drawings and sketches made in the 1950s at 'Leeds College of Technology' and a fo...
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A Replanning Scheme for Clitheroe in Lancashire £50

Author: CLOUGH, Robert T
Year: 1948
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds/ Clitheroe
Signed: No

ff 87. Unpublished typescript study of the past, present and future planning possibilities of the Lancashire town of Clitheroe, complete with geological coloured maps, silver gelatin and half tone pho...
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Three Loves £60

Author: CRONIN A J
Year: 1932
Publisher: Gollancz
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 592 Gollancz first edition of Cronin's novel about a woman's love for her husband, her son and for God. An excellent copy, very good indeed, red Foyle's sticker on front pastedown, no ownership ins...
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Log Book: Arabia - The Cunard Steam-Ship Company L £75

Author: CUNARD STEAM SHIP COMPANY: Captain T T Sheehan, W B Tanner
Year: 1955
Publisher: Cunard Steam Ship Company
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Liverpool and Montreal
Signed: No

pp 200 Substantial folio sized manuscript Ship's Log for the Cunard Cargo Ship, Arabia, from 1955-1956. Quarter blue cloth binding with printed label on upper cover, manuscript accomplished in ink wit...
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Log Book: Queen Elizabeth - The Cunard Steam-Ship £100

Author: CUNARD STEAM SHIP COMPANY: Commodore Sir Ivan Thompson
Year: 1957
Publisher: Cunard Steam Ship Company
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Southampton; Cherbour; New York City
Signed: Yes

pp 28 Folio sized manuscript Ship's Log for the R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth, the second of the two super-liners built by Cunard for the New York service, during April and May 1957 under the command of Sir ...
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Letters Addressed to a Young Gentleman [annotated] £150

Author: DAVY, Charles
Year: 1797
Publisher: Printed for the Author by J Rackham
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bury St Edmunds
Signed: No

xii, pp 423 [3] [musical notation] Annotated and corrected presentation copy of the first (only) of two volumes of letters by the Suffolk cleric, Charles Davy, sometime student of Edward Stillingfleet...
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Masterpieces of Thirty Great Painters of Japan £125

Author: FUJIWARA, Takayoshi; Toba-Sojo, Mitsunaga Fujiwara, Keion Sumiyoshi, Nobuzane Fujiwara, Takakane Takashina, Priest Josetsu, Sesshu, Sesson, Keishoki, Soami, Mitsunobu Tosa, Masanobu Kano, Motonobu Kano, Eitoku Kano, Yusho Kaihoku, Shokwado, Matabel Iwasa
Year: 1907
Publisher: Published by The Kokka Company, Tokyo
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Tokyo
Signed: No

Second edition from 1907 of this finely produced collection of collotype and chromozylograph images of Japanese art. An excellent copy in decorative cloth covered boards with string ties. The book is ...
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'Collection of Wounded from an Advancing Army' £100

Author: GREEN, J A, Lieutenant Colonel
Year: 1917
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: France
Signed: No

ff [i] xv [i] Carbon copy 1917 Army Medical Corps report with manuscript annotation and signed by its author, Lieutenant Colonel Green, on the 'collection of the wounded... in open fighting' by the Th...
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To My Esteemed Friend Alderman Frank Scholes £45

Author: HARDMAN, S; Frank Scholes, Mayor of Radcliffe
Year: 1941
Publisher: Bury near Manchester
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Greater Manchester
Signed: No

pp 72 Manuscript collection of Lancashire verse presented by its author S Hardman of Holcrombe Brooke, Bury near Manchester to his friend the Mayor of Radcliffe (also Bury). Quarter red buckram over s...
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The Polar World [gift of Edward C Austen-Leigh] £45

Author: HARTWIG, G [Edward Compton Austen-Leigh]
Year: 1874
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

pp 548, Hartwig's Polar World, inscribed by Jane Austen's great nephew to a future lawyer and MP: 'John James Withers from Edw C Austen Leigh (Honoris causa) Eton. Election. 1880'. The book has been b...
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2 ALS from Painter Hubert Herkomer about Portrait £40

Author: HERKOMER, Hubert
Year: 1870
Publisher: Unpublished Manuscript
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

[2 ALS] A pair of letters to Alice Marion Hart written by Hubert Herkomer in the summer of 1882 concerning an abortive plan to paint a portrait of her husband the former surgeon turned medical journal...
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One Hundred and Eleven Poems by Robert Herrick £45

Author: HERRICK, Robert; Sir William Russell Flint
Year: 1955
Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

Number 521 of 550 copies of this highly successful combination of William Russell Flint's lubricious skills as an illustrator with Robert Herrick's lush seventeenth century eroticism. Published by the...
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Caspar John [with ephemera and Memorial Service] £45

Author: JOHN, Rebecca [Harry Horlock Stringer]
Year: 1987
Publisher: Collins
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: No

Excellent association copy of this biography of Augustus John's son and later Admiral of the Fleet Caspar John with a collection of photographs of his family by the British potter and family friend Ha...
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The Book of American Negro Spirituals £50

Author: JOHNSON, James Weldon; J Rosamond Johnson;Lawrence Brown
Year: 1926
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: No

First British edition in dustjacket of Johnson's influential collection of spirituals. Very good publisher's cloth in pictorial dustjacket which has been trimmed by 3mm along the top edge and has old ...
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