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David Bailey's Box of Pin-Ups £3000

Author: BAILEY Bailey, Francis Wyndham [Mick Jagger, Beatles etc]
Year: 1965
Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

[38x33cm] David Bailey's celebrated collection of 36 photographs of people who 'have gone all out for the immediate rewards of success: quick money, quick fame, quick sex'. The collection is housed in...
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Ballads Founded on Anecdotes Relating to Animals £3500

Author: BLAKE, William; William Hayley
Year: 1805
Publisher: J Seagrave for R Phillips
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chichester & London
Signed: No

Scrumptious Rivière-bound, William Blake-illustrated volume with 5 plates designed and engraved by the master. Crushed blue morocco with extensive gilt decoration, all edges gilt, inner dentelles and...
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Royal Procession on the Opening of London Bridge £600

Author: CATNACH, James
Year: 1831
Publisher: J Catnach
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

(51x38cm) Large broadside to mark the opening of London Bridge, giving details of the royal procession, banquet and the spectacular entertainments of 1st August, 1831. The woodcut is mounted on Japan ...
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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater £200

Author: DE QUINCEY, Thomas
Year: 1903
Publisher: Grant Richards
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

De Quincey's great confessional work with a letter salutation from the author laid down across the title page: 'I remain, Sir, your obed.t servant. Tho.s De Quincey.' There is no date or further infor...
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Réalités et Nostalgies Marines [with drawings] £400

Author: GUIERRE, Maurice
Year: 1920
Publisher: Chez Floury
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Saint-Sulpice, Paris
Signed: Yes

Out of sequence edition containing three original drawings by the artist and writer and an additional suite of woodcuts preceding the text. Unnumbered, but resembling one of the first 13 copies, the b...
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Nutcracker and Mouse King, and The Educated Cat £150

Author: HOFFMANN, E T A; Ascott R Hope (translator)
Year: 1892
Publisher: T Fisher Unwin
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

[viii] pp198 First appearance in English of Hoffmann's classic tale, translated from the German by Ascott R Hope and published in Unwin's Children's Library Series. Very good in pretty decorative clo...
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Autograph Letter about a Housman Musical Setting £400

Author: HOUSMAN, A E [F Lyon]
Year: 1924
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Trinity College, Cambridge
Signed: Yes

Autograph letter from the poet A E Housman granting permission for the performance of one of the many musical settings of his verse. Writing in black ink on a small bifolium of notepaper (Arum Lily wa...
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Yorkshire & Wales Watercolour Sketchbook £150

Author: J.J.C.
Year: 1889
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Yorkshire & Wales
Signed: Yes

39 watercolours of Yorkshire and Welsh scenes contained within a small oblong sketchbook sold by 'James Bolton' stationers of Bristol, the artist's monogram 'JJC' appears on the first pastedown follow...
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Manuscript History of the Jenner Family £200

Author: JENNER FAMILY; Edward Rushworth [?]
Year: 1833
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: England
Signed: No

[pp] 230 + blanks. Detailed manuscript history and genealogy of the Jenner family written in the mid-nineteenth century, possibly by the Victorian diplomat Edward Rushworth whose ownership signature a...
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From the Editors and Photographers of Life £1850

Author: LIFE Photographers; Jim Mahan; Derek Bayes
Year: 1963
Publisher: LIFE Magazine
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Washington DC
Signed: No

26x34cm. Commemorative presentation folder of LIFE photographs of Harold Wilson's visit to President Kennedy's White House in April 1963. The 30 vintage photographs were taken by two LIFE photographer...
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The Print Collector [extra-illustrated] £450

Author: MABERLY, J [Leslie Bellin-Carter]
Year: 1885
Publisher: Frederick Keppel and Co
Dust Jacket: No
Place: New York
Signed: No

Artist Leslie Bellin-Carter's extra-illustrated copy with 65 inserted illustrative engravings and etchings together with scholarly annotation throughout. Large, thick octavo in custom-bound half black...
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My Scrap Book [Commonplace Book] £400

Author: MORRIS, Elizabeth & William; James Wheeler
Year: 1840
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Cheltenham
Signed: Yes

[pp] 120. Cheltenham-based commonplace book with a strong socially reformist agenda from the early 1840s compiled by Elizabeth Morris, her brother (or perhaps father) William Morris and ushering in he...
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Breviarium [Unidentified fragmentary breviary] £750

Author: N/A
Year: 1510
Publisher: Not known
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Not known
Signed: No

232 pages (116 leaves) from an unidentified post-incunable printed breviary, possibly northern French in origin. The fragmentary text has been beautifully restored with page fragments grafted onto ful...
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The Thespian Directory [extra-illustrated] £400

Author: N/A
Year: 1805
Publisher: James Cundee
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

[2] iv, pp[390]. Extra-illustrated dramatic biography of the eighteenth century. Contemporary tree calf binding with Greek key borders to the boards and crossed goblets and swords in the spine compart...
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The Nightingale Warbling Forth her Owne Disaster £650

Author: PARKER, Martin; Amos Strettell
Year: 1632
Publisher: [Privately printed by J Moyes]
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

[18] pp26. The Heber copy of Amos Strettell's undated 1820 type facsimile of the 1632 edition inscribed on the first blank 'To Richard Heber Esqre with Mr Strettell's Compliments.' One of 27 copies of...
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Reliure de moi Abraham Pillet Notaire £200

Author: PILLET, Abraham
Year: 1657
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Rossinière, Switzerland
Signed: Yes

[pp] 44 Notary's manuscript for the Swiss village of Rossinière. Small quarto, stab sewn with 'Reliure de moi Abraham Pillet notaire, faicte au nom de La Commune [Rossinière] L'an 1657' written on t...
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Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species £450

Author: POULTON, Edward Bagnall; Walter Lock
Year: 1909
Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

xvi, pp 302. Oxford presentation copy to the former Warden of Keble College, inscribed on the first blank: 'Walter Lock From E. B. Poulton, in memory of much kindness & much fresh stimulus received fr...
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Visit of Colonial Premiers... To Portsmouth £140

Author: ROYAL NAVY
Year: 1907
Publisher: Eyre and Spottiswoode
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

'Not for publication', a presentation volume marking the visit to Portsmouth, simulated naval attack and inspection of HMS Dreadnought and other vessels. Dark blue lambskin binding with elaborate gilt...
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Cymbeline [Prime Minister Harold Wilson's copy] £125

Author: SHAKESPEARE, William
Year: 1960
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Dust Jacket: Yes
Place: Cambridge
Signed: No

A Shakespearean Christmas present to a Prime Minister at the peak of his powers, inscribed by his Private Secretary at Number Ten: 'Prime Minister To wish you a happy Christmas and to encourage some l...
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The Works of Bernard Shaw [inscribed] £600

Author: SHAW, George Bernard [Apsley Cherry-Garrard]
Year: 1930
Publisher: Constable
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

'I dedicate this set to a very special friend Apsley Cherry-Garrard. G. Bernard Shaw': a big, bold presentation inscription from the author on the half title of Volume 1 of Shaw's Works. This is Numbe...
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To John Mansell Smith [Presentation Album] £400

Author: STRATFORD on Avon Brotherhood
Year: 1922
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Stratford Upon Avon
Signed: Yes

pp 96 + blanks. Shakespeare-themed presentation album from Stratford residents to John Mansell Smith 'in grateful recognition of his many services to the Stratford-upon-Avon Brotherhood... November 19...
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Creative Unity [Stanley Spencer's Copy] £150

Author: TAGORE, Rabindrinath; Stanley Spencer
Year: 1922
Publisher: Macmillan and Co
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

The artist Stanley Spencer's annotated copy of Tagore, a mystical writer somehow a fitting favourite of this English mid-century mystic. Worn blue publisher's cloth binding; bookseller's ticket of 'A ...
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Exact Relation of the Famous Earthquake & Eruption £950

Author: WINCHELSEA, Earl of, Heneage Finch; Sir William Hamilton
Year: 1775
Publisher: J Wilkie [and] T Cadell
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

Two eighteenth century works of vulcanology bringing together the Earl of Winchelsea's eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Etna in 1669 and Sir William Hamilton's Observations on Mount Vesuvi...
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