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The Seaweed Collection... with Natural Specimens £185

Author: ALLOM, Elizabeth A
Year: 1841
Publisher: T H Keble
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Margate
Signed: No

pp 104 [errata] Victorian seaweed mania in book form: an 'introduction to the study of the marine algae' with a printed guide illustrated with 44 pressed specimens 'from the shores of Margate and Rams...
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Prosodia: Sive Institutionum Linguae Latinae £250

Author: Álvares, Manuel
Year: 1770
Publisher: Isaac Jackson; John Kelly
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Dublin
Signed: No

pp 105 [3] Rare Latin grammar printed in Dublin with attractive Irish provenance to the Wynne family library at Hazelwood House in Sligo. Bound in contemporary sheep with a blind double fillet panel t...
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Therese [Inscribed book with postcard] £1750

Author: DAY, Dorothy [Joyce & Walter Stein]
Year: 1960
Publisher: Fides Publishers Association
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Notre Dame, Indiana
Signed: Yes

Inscribed biography of St Therese with a postcard from its author who is regarded by many as 'a Saint for our time' which she sent to the Joyce Stein, wife of the British writer, critic and Catholic m...
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Shakespeare & the Bible £75

Author: EATON, Thomas Ray
Year: 1858
Publisher: James Blackwood
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 226 [6] adverts. Fine copy owned by the author's brother with the ownership inscription of 'Frederic R Eaton' (Vicar of Swardeston, Norfolk) on the first yellow endpaper. Immaculate brown embossed ...
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Words of Mercury [Signed by Paddy] £100

Author: FERMOR, Patrick Leigh; Artemis Cooper
Year: 2003
Publisher: John Murray
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: Yes

First edition of this collection which includes 'Abducting a General' signed by the author to his bird-in-flight book label which is tipped onto the title page. A near fine copy with slight browning t...
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The Spy Who Loved Me [First edition] £175

Author: FLEMING, Ian
Year: 1962
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 221 Near fine first edition of the only one of Ian Fleming's novels told from the perspective of a woman, the fictional Vivienne Michel who is credited by the author as his co-author. The boards ar...
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The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes £800

Author: GERARD, John; Thomas Johnson [Rembert Dodoens]
Year: 1636
Publisher: Adam Islip; Joice Norton; Richard Whitakers
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 18 [manuscript] pp 39-1562, lacking preliminaries, title page, pp1-38, pp355-6, pp1563-1630 and index. Incomplete 1636 third edition of Gerard's Herball which contains the vast bulk of Thomas Johns...
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Stamboul Train [annotated] £95

Author: GREENE, Graham [George Mackay Brown's copy]
Year: 1941
Publisher: The British Publisher's Guild
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

George Mackay Brown's annotated copy with a page of the poet's reading notes inside the front cover. Brown's ownership signature, 'George M Brown 1943', appears on the half title with about 120 words ...
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Rogue Male £550

Author: HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey
Year: 1939
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: Yes

[8] pp 270 [2] First edition, later issue, in a later issue jacket conforming closely to the design of the first but repriced at 4s 6d and with changes to rear flap. The first edition book appears in ...
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A Different Path [retitled] Finding Connections £975

Author: KAVANAGH, P J [Patrick Joseph]
Year: 1989
Publisher: Century Hutchinson
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

ff 203 Typescript draft with around 3000 manuscript corrections in P J Kavanagh's hand of his 1990 travel book and exploration of his Irish heritage. This is an original typescript on rectos only, she...
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Le Jardin D'Amour Où est Enseigné une Maitress £250

Author: LAMBERT, Jacques Antoine
Year: 1780
Publisher: Unknown
Dust Jacket: No
Place: [Paris] [?]
Signed: No

pp 36 Unrecorded imprint of this French manual for lovers, particularly addressing 'la Méthode et Adresse pour bien entretenir une Maîtresse'. Chapbook-style publication without imprint, dogearred...
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The Literary Diary; or, Improved Common-place-book £250

Author: LOCKE, John; Bishop Horne
Year: 1811
Publisher: Taylor and Hessey
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

pp 8 [4] [pp] 200. Early nineteenth century printed commonplace book with about 40 pages of manuscript entries from 1830 including poems by Shelley and a 3 page 'Glossary of words used in Bishop Heber...
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Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage; Clans.. £325

Author: MOSLEY, Charles; Gordon Prestoungrange; Michael Cross; Hugh Peskett; Peter Drummond-Murray; Henry Norreys; Bruce Nicolls
Year: 2003
Publisher: Burke's Peerage and Gentry
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Wilmington, Delaware USA
Signed: No

pp 4000. The most recent and also last ever printed edition of Burke's Peerage running to about 4000 pages, bound in burgundy cloth, contained in a slipcase. Near fine in condition, an excellent set. ...
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Namen-büchlein sampt dem Vatter Unser Glauben... £750

Author: N/A
Year: 1667
Publisher: Georg Sonnleitner
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bern - Berne
Signed: No

[12] Apparently unrecorded children's word book from 1667, not located in any institutional collection, but no doubt a predecessor to a unique copy of the same title from 1687 held at Bern University ...
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"Made in Munich" [signed exhibition catalogue] £95

Author: PAOLOZZI, Eduardo
Year: 1989
Publisher: Akademie Galerie
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Munich
Signed: No

Signed catalogue for a Paolozzi exhibition staged at the Akademie Galerie, Munich. A colour photograph adorns the cover of the shiny printed portfolio which contains a loose concertina fold of half-to...
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Paolozzi's Visiting Card & Private View Invitation £125

Author: PAOLOZZI, Eduardo
Year: 1950
Publisher: Eduardo Paolozzi
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

Paolozzi's visiting card from the 1950s, annotated and presented by the artist: 'For David, Dec 1991' with 'Ex Libris' written by the artist above his printed name. The card which is 65x90mm has been ...
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Situation & Extent of Westminster [&] Recherches £200

Author: SAUNDERS, George; Louis Dutens
Year: 1835
Publisher: J B Nichols & Son; W Spilsbury
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

The first separate publication of George Saunders' survey of Westminster bound with a heavily annotated copy of Louis Dutens' 1805 study of architectural vaults in ancient times. Neatly bound quarto i...
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Portrait of an Artist: Conan Doyle [annotated] £350

Author: SYMONS, Julian [Jean Conan Doyle]
Year: 1979
Publisher: Whizzard Press; Andre Deutsch
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: London
Signed: No

Literary biography of Arthur Conan Doyle with significant corrective annotation by his daughter, Jean Conan Doyle, who contests Symons' account of her father's attitude towards women, her parents' mar...
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The Toilet Pocket Book or First Aids to Hygiene £100

Author: TOILET NOVELTIES
Year: 1900
Publisher: The Toilet Novelties Co
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bristol
Signed: No

Unrecorded booklet mocked up to look like a printed pamphlet but in fact containing neatly folded sheets of shiny toilet paper or 'First Aids to Personal Hygiene.' Printed card wrappers, stained, with...
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Exercises at Unveiling the Statue of John Marshall £175

Author: WAITE, William Henry; Chief Justice Waite
Year: 1884
Publisher: Government Printing Office
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Washington
Signed: No

pp 94 [frontispiece] An account of the unveiling of the statue to the American Founding Father and fourth Chief Justice of the United States, John Marshall. Publisher's dark green cloth with title in ...
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Jet: The Story of a Pioneer [signed] £450

Author: WHITTLE, Frank [Bob Feilden;
Year: 1956
Publisher: Frederick Muller
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

Twice signed autobiography of the man credited with single-handedly inventing the turbojet engine. Fourth impression of the book from 1956 which is inscribed by Whittle on the title page below his pri...
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