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Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck of Mrs Eliza £150

Author: BRADLEY, Eliza
Year: 1823
Publisher: Jonathan Howe
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Boston
Signed: No

[frontis] pp 108 Almost certainly spurious account of the 'shipwreck and sufferings' of Mrs Eliza Bradley, supposedly autobiographical, but borrowed in large part from Captain James Riley's 1816 accou...
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The Life and Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew £250

Author: CAREW, Bampfylde Moore; Philip Ashton; Nicholas Merritt
Year: 1785
Publisher: Hollis [and] Oliver and Boyd [and] Richard Ford and Samuel Chandler
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London and Edinburgh
Signed: No

An unrecorded chapbook imprint from the 1780s of the life of the 'King of the Beggars', bound together with a defective 1726 London edition of the story of a Massachusetts man castaway in the Gulf of ...
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Historia de Los Vandos... de Las Civiles Guerras £400

Author: DE HITA, Ginés Pérez
Year: 1604
Publisher: Pedro Patricio Mey
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Valencia, Spain
Signed: No

pp 570 [6] Perhaps the earliest European historical novel in a copy owned by the English translator of Dante, Gibraltar-born Henry F Cary. Bound in limp vellum with a black morocco spine label, owners...
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Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life £650

Author: ELIOT, George
Year: 1871
Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Edinburgh and London
Signed: No

Four volume first edition of Eliot's masterpiece described by Virginia Woolf as 'one of the few English novels written for grown-up people'. Bound in handsome polished blue morocco with gilt decoratio...
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Howards End [First edition, first issue] £400

Author: FORSTER, E M
Year: 1910
Publisher: Edward Arnold
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

[4] pp 344 [4] adverts. True first edition, first issue of E M Forster's family saga with the motto 'Only Connect', considered by many to be his masterpiece. This edition has absolute primacy with fo...
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Six Months in Ascension [inscribed] £300

Author: GILL, Isobel Black Gill; David Gill
Year: 1878
Publisher: John Murray
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: Yes

[map] lvi, pp286, pp 24 [index] Presentation copy inscribed to a family member by the author Isobel Black Gill: 'Andrew J Mitchell Gill with the Author's love. New Year's Day 1879.' Bound in decorativ...
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The Bradfordian [illustrated by David Hockney] £1950

Author: HOCKNEY, David
Year: 1952
Publisher: Bradford Grammar School
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Bradford
Signed: No

Four rare issues of David Hockney's school magazine containing illustrations by the aspiring artist that include a harlequin (a motif that returned in his 1980 oil painting), sketches of Bradford wool...
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Cabinet Photo Index Cards of 1890s Chicago Actors £850

Author: Morrison, William McKenzie
Year: 1890
Publisher: William McKenzie Morrison
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Chicago
Signed: No

Fifty three cabinet photograph index cards from the 1890's - a photographer's sample collection - offering 1590 miniature images of Chicago actors, mostly women, by William McKenzie Morrison from his ...
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Liebelei [and] Das Vermächtnis [both inscribed] £650

Author: SCHNITZLER, Arthur
Year: 1899
Publisher: S Fischer
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Berlin
Signed: No

Two plays inscribed by Arthur Schnitzler to a family member or close friend. Plainly bound together in oatmeal buckram with gilt spine lettering, some soiling to cloth. Liebelei is bound first in its ...
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Hamlet £350

Author: SHAKESPEARE, William
Year: 1734
Publisher: Jacob Tonson
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London
Signed: No

[frontispiece] pp3-108. Jacob Tonson's 1734 edition, the variant with the publisher’s name in the imprint, and the terminal Chetwood advertisement, bound here with the frontispiece from the version ...
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Te Deum Laudamus [illuminated manuscript] £400

Author: SMITH, Edgar
Year: 1888
Publisher: Unpublished
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leeds
Signed: No

pp 4 Superb quality four page illuminated manuscript on vellum featuring images of two Leeds churches and signed by 'Edgar Smith Illuminator Well Holme Armley [suburb of Leeds] 1888' in tiny letters o...
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Amo [1/130 copies] £300

Author: VAN DE VELDE, Henry
Year: 1909
Publisher: Friedrich Richter
Dust Jacket: No
Place: Leipzig
Signed: No

1 of 130 copies bound in half vellum over paper covered boards, 'Amo' outlined in a gilt roundel to the upper cover. Light marking to the covers, old brown marks from offsetting, perhaps tape, to endp...
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Archive of Chatto & Windus Publisher and Historian £1250

Author: WARNER, Oliver
Year: 1922
Publisher: Unpublished/ Chatto and Windus
Dust Jacket: No
Place: London, Shropshire/ Salop, Hampshire
Signed: Yes

Diaries, notebooks and letters of the novelist, publisher and Nelson historian Oliver Warner - 1903-1976 - including a manuscript draft of his history of Chatto & Windus where he worked during the 193...
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