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1 ADDISON : Sir Richard Phillips. Addisoniana [by Sir Richard Phillips].
Printed for Richard Phillips [1803]. First Edition, 2 Vols, sm.8vos, contemporary polished calf gilt, small red & green red morocco labels. Striking contemporary armorial bookplate of Sir Michael R. Shaw Stewart. Vol 2 with final 6pp integral advts. With engraved titles + 2 portraits + 7 folding manuscript facsimiles. Aside from some light wear & abrasion to the covers, an attractively clean bright copy. 
Scarce. Short biographies of Addison had appeared here and there as prefaces etc, and Johnson had also included Addison in his Lives Of The Poets. But this is the first separate book about Addison. Oddly enough not noticed by the generally authoritative 1954 Life by Smithers. 
Price: 155.00 GBP
2 AINSWORTH, William Harrison : Cruikshank, Johannot & Delamotte illus. Windsor Castle : an historical romance. Illustrated by George Cruikshank & Tony Johannot : with designs on wood by W. A. Delamotte.
Colburn 1843. First Illustrated Book Edition, original blue cloth pictorially gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp236 uncut, spine just slightly sunned, vulnerable binding lightly bumped or marked here and there, but very good. Endpaper with ticket of original 19thC bookseller Weller of Croydon. With portrait by Maclise + etched title by Johannot + 14 engraved illustrations by Cruikshank + 4 by Johannot and + 87 woodcut illustrations by Delamotte. 
Rare in the original gilt-decorated cloth binding. Excellent copy in the original cloth binding, and with text and plates very clean & crisp. The first fully illustrated Book Edition : it is this 2nd Book Edition 'which is most sought after' [Locke]. Originally issued 1842-43 in Ainsworth's Magazine : followed by the 1st Book Edition issued in 3 vols but illustrated only with three Cruikshank frontispieces : followed by this 2nd Book Edition, fully illustrated as per the Ainsworth Magazine issue but with the addition of the portrait + etched title : followed by the Part Issue 1843-44 in 11 parts. Extremely popular novel about Henry VIII and his wives Catherine and Anne Boleyn. 'This novel represents the most extraordinary collaboration between author & illustrator in the Victorian period' : with 'very detailed & naturalistic' illustrations by Johannot : 'very fine' plates by Cruikshank, particularly the famous nocturnal designs : and 'numerous photographically accurate woodcuts' by Delamotte of Windsor Castle & grounds [see Sutherland : Victorian Fiction]. See also Lock pp25-28; and Cohn 19. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
3 ALFIERI, Victor. Memoirs Of The Life & Writings of Victor Alfieri : written by himself. Translated from the Italian.
London, printed for Henry Colburn 1810. First English Edition, 2 Vols, near-contemporary half calf gilt, double green & brown morocco labels. C.pp[x], [5]-286; pp[vi], [5]-328, some occasional spotting or foxing, bindings bit scuffed or rubbed at extremities, upper joint of Vol 1 cracked through, else an acceptable copy. 
Famous autobiography of this celebrated Italian poet & dramatist. First published in Italian in London in 1804, the year after Alfieri's death. Reissued in 1961 by Oxford University Press in their series Italian Classics. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
4 ALSOP, William et al. Northampton : The Cultural Mile.
Alsop; with Northampton Borough & County Councils [1990s]. Booklet c. 15 x 21 cms with stiff pink wrappers with designs in white and green. 84pp fully illustrated throughout in colour, excellent copy. 
Fully illustrated booklet on the regeneration of Northampton, led by the outstanding Northampton-born modern architect Will Alsop. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
5 ANON. The Vicar of Bray : A Tale.
London, printed for R. Baldwin 1771. First Edition, 2 Vols, tall 12mo [binding c.17.5 x 11 cms], very smartly and handsomely bound in modern period-style polished tan calf, the spines ruled and numbered in gilt, and with red morocco labels. First and last leaf in both vols a little browned around the margin from contact with the turn-ins of the original binding, Vol 1 with tiny piece nipped from top corner of first two leaves, occasional light spotting of text. Overall an exceptional copy, very bright and attractive. 
Extremely rare 18th century Libertine novel based on the life and times of the legendary Vicar of Bray, who supposedly contorted his religious affiliations to suit the changing times - from a supporter of Divine Right under Charles II, a papist under James II, moderate under William, tory under Anne, whig under George and lusty protestant under succeeding Hanovers. The final leaf of Vol 2 prints the text of the famous satirical Ballad of the Vicar of Bray. *** The novel presents the Vicar as an anti-hero, ultimately disgraced, who, together with his aristocratic friends and patrons, not only tacks and gybes to the political weather, but also cuts a despicable swathe through the innocent women of town and country. *** The Vicar, who had 'an unconquerable aversion to the clerical character', is 'deep read in the mystery of politics' and 'does not scruple to become all things to all men'. Worse, he 'never saw a woman without forming designs upon her, nor never succeeded in his attempts without abandoning her to the complicated miseries of distress, poverty, guilt and disgrace'. *** Top corner of both title-pages neatly signed Horace O. Bayfield, LRCPE, Surgeon. Horace Bayfield 1843 - 1917 was a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh. He was born in Charlotte, Canada, the son of the distinguished British surveyor of the Canadian coast Admiral Henry Wolsey Bayfield. *** This novel is very rare : only two copies of this two-volume First Edition are held in British Libraries : and only three copies of the one-volume Irish Edition of 1771. A one-volume New Edition was issued in 1779, of which only one copy is held. *** The legendary story of The Vicar of Bray was the basis for an 1882 comic opera, and for a 1937 film starring Stanley Holloway. 
Price: 1200.00 GBP
6 ARNOLD, John : Fanfrolico Press. The Fanfrolico Press : Satyrs, Fauns & Fine Books.
Private Libraries Association 2009. First Edition, blue cloth handsomely gilt. Roy.8vo, c.pp328, an excellent copy as issued. Fully illustrated. 
Handsome Limited Edition. Detailed and authoritative history - with complete bibliography etc - of Jack Lindsay's prolific but short-lived idiosyncratic Australian private press, begun in Sydney in the 1920s and wound up in 1930 after a move to Britain. Includes reduced title-page facsimiles of all 46 Fanfrolico books : and also 45 illustrations, some full-page after Norman Lindsay, Edward Bawden, Hal Collins and Lionel Ellis. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
7 BAINES, Phil. Christmas Card 1996 by Phil Baines.
1996 Accordion-fold card c. 9 x 42 cms very strikingly printed in red and black, very slight scuff along one fold, else excellent. 
With extensive seasonal text - Wonderful Counsellor ! The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father &c &c - strikingly printed in deorative arrangements of Gerard Unger's Argo and Matthew Carter's Sophia types. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
8 BEAUMARCHAIS, Canon de. Le Mariage De Figaro : comedie en cinq actes. Avec une Etude par Auguste Vitu.
Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles nd [c.1880s]. First Vitu Edition, very attractively bound in quarter calf over marbled paper boards, the spine elegantly panelled and decorated with floral motifs in gilt, and with a green morocco label. Small 8vo [binding c.18 x 11 cms], pp[iv], 337 + [3], text block with top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Attractive small modern booklabel on preliminary blank and pencil note of purchase in Paris in 1931. Edges of pages just age-toned, as always with this type of paper, else a very bright and attractive copy. 
Smart and attractive binding of the famous play by Beamarchais. Banned initially by Louis XVI because of its satirical view of the aristocracy, it opened in 1784 and proved enormously popular. Mozart's opera premiered in 1786 and the rest is history. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
9 BEWICK, Thomas. A Memoir : written by himself 1822 - 1828. With an introduction by Selwyn Image.
London, John Lane, The Bodley Head 1924. First Selwyn Image Edition, roy.8vo [binding c. 24 x 16 cms], olive green-brown cloth lettered and with Bewick vignette in black, top edge of text block tinted red, others uncut. C.pp306, small attractive bookplate on half-title, larger bookplate removed from front pastedown, gutters of endpapers resealed with tape, binding bit worn and dulled, overall a stout copy. With portrait plate of Bewick + 60 other Bewick illustrations in text. 
The first modern edition of Bewick's Memoir : 'There has been no reprint of the book since its first publication in 1862, and it has long been difficult to obtain a copy' [Selwyn Image : Introduction]. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
10 BLAKE, William. The Poetical Works. Edited and annotated by Edwin J. Ellis.
Chatto & Windus 1906 First Ellis Edition, 2 vols, very handsome blue-green morocco profusely gilt, spines panelled in gilt and with treble red & brown morocco labels, wide morocco inner dentelles, t.e.g., others uncut. Spines sunned to tan and sides also with slight loss of colour in places, but a very handsome & attractive copy, and the small-type text [more usually found rather foxed] in exceptionally clean crisp condition. 
'Extremely useful' edition : particularly notable for the full texts of the Prophetic Books : also Vala, and an early poem The Passions. Ellis had previously edited with Yeats the monumental 1893 Blake Edition. Keynes 130. Bentley 301. 
Price: 290.00 GBP
11 BOYD, William. Stars and Bars.
Hamish Hamilton 1984. First Edition, blue cloth lettered in gilt, striking illustrated dustwrappers. C.pp255, as ever the edges of the pages are just lightly toned due to the poor quality of the paper used, else a fine copy in fine and bright unclipped dustwrappers. 
Fine copy of Boyd's fourth novel : features an art-dealing Englishman abroad in New York and the deep southern state of Georgia. Boyd also wrote the film adaptation starring Daniel Day-Lewis. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
12 BROADSIDE MURDER BALLAD : Wincott the Butcher : Taylor, printer in Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London. The Horrid Murder of Mr John Wincott a Butcher, carrying on business in Whitechapel Road, and South Street, Manchester Square [London].
Taylor, printer, Brick Lane, Spitalfields [1862]. Broadside c. 25.5 x 18 cms, the sheet neatly mounted by the corners to a larger sheet of card. With the title spread in large caps, and the 56-line ballad printed below in double column. In excellent condition. 
Rare Broadside Ballad, with no copy located in the British Library or any other major library. The printer Taylor was active between 1859 and 1878. The Scottish National Library holds copies of six other broadside ballads printed by Taylor, all of them of a sweetly romantic nature - Charming Mary Neal, The Nut Girl, Sweet Jenny of the Moor &c. *** The present very rare broadside ballad describes the murderous scuffle at Wincott's butcher's shop in February 1862. A month later Henry Quail aged 22 was found guilty at the Old Bailey of manslaughter and sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
13 BROWN, Brian. Chinese Nights Entertainments : Stories Of Old China : selected & edited by Brian Brown.
New York, Brentano 1923. First Edition, c.pp230, very bright and fresh orange cloth with elegant bamboo-style lettering in black. Typographically matching dws slightly dusty and chipped, and faded along the spine. With 4 plates [soft text paper with light foxing to margins of title-page from frontispiece tissue-guard, and page neighbouring each plate also with light foxing]. 
Attractive book. Anthology of 32 Chinese stories or fables. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
14 BRYANT, Jacob. Observations Upon The Plagues Inflicted Upon The Egyptians : in which is shown the peculiarity of those judgements, and their correspondence with the rites & idolatory of that people. With a Prefatory Discourse concerning the Grecian Colonies from Egypt.
Printed For The Author 1794. First Edition, contemporary tree calf, spine handsomely gilt, red morocco label. Roy.8vo, c.pp450 + final integral advt leaf, name neatly cut from extreme top edge of title-page, some slight wear and surface of spine with two small nicks, but overall an excellent stout and attractive copy. With 3 large folding engraved maps [one with short tear neatly repaired]. 
Scarce : long detailed discussion of the Egyptian plagues : and of Moses & the Exodus. Bryant was an influential writer on mythology & ancient history. 
Price: 300.00 GBP
15 BRYDGES, Sir Samuel Egerton. Arguments In Favour of the practicability of relieving the able-bodied poor by finding employment for them; and of the beneficial consequences of such employment both to the morals of the poor & the national wealth. Addressed to the Committee on the Poor Laws. By Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges Maidstone [MP & literary editor].
[The Pamphleteer Vol 11 No 21, 1817]. Disbound from The Pamphleteer, c.30pp, clean & crisp. 
Still a topical pamphlet. Brydges is best known for his editorial work on early literature. But as MP for Maidstone he was actively involved both with the Copyright Bill and with the poor laws. First issued separately Bensley for Longmans 1817. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
16 BULWER LYTTON, Edward. The Disowned.
Colburn's Modern Novelists 1835. First Colburn Edition, 2-vols-in-1, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, red morocco label. Two engraved frontis & titles bit darkened, with Vol 1 printed title. Bound without series title and Vol 2 printed title. Marbled paper sides bit scuffed at edge. Attractive bright copy. 
With Bulwer Lytton's specially written new 16pp essay On The Different Kinds Of Prose Fiction. Sadleir 3736e. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
17 BULWER LYTTON, Edward. Godolphin : and The Pilgrims Of The Rhine [complete to Chap V as issued].
Saunders & Otley 1840. First Saunders & Otley Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Engraved frontis & title, with printed title & half-title. Extremely attractive bright copy. 
Scarce. Textually important : the first printing of Godolphin over Bulwer Lytton's name : with new 2pp Dedications and 1pp Note by Bulwer. *** Saunders & Otley issued a series of Bulwer titles, a spin-off from the Bentley Standard Novels, in stand-alone volumes : these eventually came to form the 1st Collected Edition of Bulwer Lytton. Sadleir describes the series as 'elegant' and 'carefully produced' and notes 'It is among my keener regrets that I have not been able absolutely to complete the series, but the books seem to be very uncommon'. Sadleir 3735b. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
18 BULWER LYTTON, Edward. Ernest Maltravers.
Saunders & Otley 1840. First Saunders & Otley Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Engraved frontis & title, with printed title & half-title. Extremely attractive bright copy. 
Scarce. Bulwer's significant new 6pp Preface - including a passing mention of Frankenstein - discusses in some detail his financial arrangements with Bentley & Colburn and with Saunders & Otley. The latter issued a series of Bulwer titles, a spin-off from the Bentley Standard Novels, in stand-alone volumes : these eventually came to form the 1st Collected Edition of Bulwer Lytton. Sadleir describes the series as 'elegant' and 'carefully produced' and notes 'It is among my keener regrets that I have not been able absolutely to complete the series, but the books seem to be very uncommon'. 1st Edition 3 Vols 1837. Sadleir 3735b. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
19 BULWER LYTTON, Edward. Devereux.
Colburn's Modern Novelists 1836. First Colburn Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, red morocco label. Engraved frontis & title, with printed series title. Bound without printed title. One prelim bit dusty & creased. Marbled paper sides bit scuffed at edge. Attractive bright copy. 
With new 6pp Dedication by Bulwer to John Auldjo, the first Briton to climb Mont Blanc. Sadleir 3736e. 
Price: 58.00 GBP
20 BULWER LYTTON, Sir Edward. Caxtoniana : essays on life, literature & manners.
Blackwood 1863. First Edition, 2 vols uncut, elegantly blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt. Some light wear & spines bit faded, as usual some light spotting of text, but nevertheless a very good copy in the original fragile cloth bindings. 
Late title by former society novelist, by this time thoroughly out of fashion. Vol 2 with 20pp advts as described Sadleir 391. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
21 BUTLER, Joseph. The Analogy Of Religion, Natural & Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added two Brief Dissertations : 1 Of Personal Identity : 2 Of The Nature Of Virtue. Second Edition, corrected.
John & Paul Knapton 1736. First 8vo Edition, very attractive modern half tan calf gilt with blue morocco label, over blue & brown marbled paper sides. C.pp480, striking modern armorial bookplate on endpaper. Couple of tiny wormholes at extreme foot of first 12pp, some occasional but light shadowed offsetting of text onto facing pages and onto title-page, else a rather handsome copy with very crisp text. 
A major work of 18thC philosophy : first published the same year in quarto format. 'One of the bulwarks of Christian apologetics ... its persistent influence is undoubted ... [Butler's Analogy Of Religion promulgated the idea that] the religious order and the scientific order are similar in nature, and both show the working of the Supreme Creator' [see Printing & Mind Of Man : 193]. And see also Grolier : 100 Books. 
Price: 355.00 GBP
22 BYRON, Lord. The Poetical Works : complete & copyright edition. Collected & arranged with the notes and illustrations of Thomas More, Sir Walter Scott, &c &c.
Murray 1850. First Edition thus, publisher's dark red morocco elegantly stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Thick roy.8vo, c.pp836 a.e.g., neat endpaper booklabel, binding lightly scuffed at extremities, first four leaves [portrait, title &c] with pale stain across lower two thirds, else a very good copy of a large and vulnerable book. 
With portrait, title-page & dedication leaf all engraved by Finden : and with 4pp lithographed facsimile of Byron's manuscript. An uncommon edition not listed in Coleridge. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
23 CAFFYNS Ltd. Caffyns Ltd : Motorists [sic] Maps of England & Wales.
No publisher, no date [c. 1930]. Limp cloth covers with illustrative design in black. Narrow 8vo, pp16 text + 36pp coloured road maps, an excellent copy. 
Rare : no copy listed in COPAC, which otherwise lists only one other Caffyn publication. Caffyns was the major Motor Car Engineers for the whole of Sussex. The text here details their eight branches - at Eastbourne, Bexhill, Brighton, Haywards Heath, Heathfiled, Hove, Lewes and Worthing - with superb illustrations of all their state-of-the-art period premises and numerous gleaming period automobiles. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
24 CAMBRIDGE : William White. A Jubilee Memorial of the Consecration of Christ Church, Cambridge : which took place 27 June 1839. To which is prefixed A Short History Of Barnwell Priory from its foundation to the present time. By William White, sub-Librarian of Trinity College.
Cambridge, Heffer 1889. First Edition, blue cloth gilt. Sm.8vo, c.pp56, neat early signature on endpaper. Cloth a little scuffed and lightly marked, free endpapers darkened, but a good copy of a vulnerable little book. With 1 plate + 2 text illustrations. 
Rare : only the British Library and the Cambridge University Library copies located in the UK. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
25 CAMMELL, Charles Richard. Lyrical Poems.
Geneva, Kundig 1917. Author's Presentation Copy.* First Edition thus, cream wrappers titled in red & black. Tall narrow 8vo, c.pp40 uncut, excellent copy. 
Edition Limited to 300 numbered copies. This copy inscribed nearly a half-century later 'To my friend - painter, poet, craftsman - from the author C. R. Cammell. 15th October '65 - 48 years after publication'. *** Cammell is best-known for his 1951 book on Aleister Crowley : The Black Magician. *** See NUC listing 1 copy only of these Lyrical Poems. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
26 CARTER, John. Taste & Technique In Book Collecting : a study of recent developments in Great Britain and the United States [c.1840-1940]. Now reprinted with an Epilogue.
Private Libraries Assoc 1972. Gilt cloth & striking green dws. Tall 8vo, c.pp256, a fine bright copy. 
This Private Libraries edition with an extensive 33pp Epilogue : originally published 1948. Still one of the outstanding books on the subject. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
27 CASSIDY, John. How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities.
Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2009. First English Edition, red cloth boards lettered black, in striking illustrated dustwrappers. Large 8vo (c.24 x 16 cms), c.pp398, a fine copy with the vulnerable mainly white unclipped dustwrappers also in fine condition. 
An excellent and easily read explanatory narrative of the financial crash that began in 2007, together with an exposure of its cultural and historical roots from Adam Smith to Alan Greenspan. The author, John Cassidy, is an award-winning writer for The New Yorker and the Sunday Times. First published in the same year in the USA by Farrar, Starus & Giroux. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
28 CUMMINS, Joseph. Cast Away : lost and found in history. True Stories of Shipwreck, Piracy and Mutiny on the High Seas.
Pier 9, Australia and London, 2008. First Edition, stiff laminated wrappers. Large square 8vo (c.23 x 18 cms), c.pp336, a bright and fine unused copy. 
Handsome book, well illustrated with maps and contemporary images in both colour and black-&-white. Recounts 24 epic castaway tales, from 1527 to 1951, many told in the survivors' original words. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
29 D'ARBELOFF, Natalie. Small Packages : The Augustine Adventures : Nos 1 - 7.
London, NdA Press 1984 - 1986. 7 Small Booklets, each c.pp16 plus covers, each in different coloured illustrated wrappers. Printed from cartoon-style hand-drawn texts and illustrations throughout. In excellent condition. 
Scarce. An excellent long run of this amusing series. Comprises 7 issues (completed in 1988 with issue 10) detailing in delightful naive style the soul-searching anxieties plaguing Augustine's life. *** Comprises 1. Augustine Escapes : 2. Augustine Finds the Ultimate Deterrent : 3. Augustine Seen : 4. Augustine and Inertia : 5. Augustine Private and Public : 6. Augustine Not In Love : 7. Augustine and Identity. *** An uncommon run of quirky little items by Natalie d'Arbeloff, the well-known London-based print maker and producer of small press and artist's books. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
30 DELILLE, Jacques : Virgil. L'Homme Des Champs : ou Les Georgiques Franćoises par Jacques Delille.
Basle, Jacques Decker, de l'imprimerie de Levrault, Strasbourg, 1800. With 4 engraved plates by Guerin. Senhouse Copy.* First [or 1st Basle] Edition, contemporary Continental-style marbled paper boards. Sm.8vo, pp[iv], xxxii, [33]-274, boards bit rubbed & darkened, later endpapers[?], clean text with large margins. 
Signed H[?] Senhouse: & with elegant booklabel of Roger Senhouse. Roger Senhouse 1900 - 1970 was a wealthy bibliophile and translator. He co-founded Secker & Warburg, the influential publisher of many important writers including George Orwell and D. H. Lawrence, and was the first English translator of the works of Colette and de Beauvoir. He moved in the Bloomsbury set of Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, and in the mid-1920s began an intense love affair with the elderly Lytton Strachey. He may also have had an earlier relationship with Michael Llewelyn Davies, J. M. Barrie's foster son and a model for Peter Pan. *** Virgil's themes reworked in French. Delille 1738-1813 is best-known in England for his didactic landscape poem The Gardens. His French translation of Virgil's Georgics secured him the support of Voltaire. L'Homme Des Champs, a reworking of Virgil's themes [English translation 1803 The Rural Philosopher or French Georgics], was completed in Switzerland while in self-imposed exile from the Revolution : hence the imprint. Copies - or editions - with Strasburg and Berlin imprints were also issued : all are scarce. This Basle Edition not in NUC. 
Price: 155.00 GBP
31 DENHAM, Sir John. Coopers-Hill. A Poem written by the Honourable Sir John Denham, Knight of the Bath.
London, printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side 1709. Sewn in later marbled paper wrappers, handsome modern armorial bookplate on inside of wrappers. 8vo [binding c. 19.5 x 12 cms], pp16 uncut, occasionally roughly opened and cut close at the top just clipping a couple of page numbers, lower corner of A2 lacking small piece just affecting final word in three lines on p3, else a very good copy of a fragile piece. 
Foxon D214 : the first of three editions listed by Foxon. First published in 1642. *** One of the earliest and most famous topographical poems, set around the Thames at Egham, by the royalist poet Sir John Denham. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
32 DICKENS, Charles : J. H. Stonehouse. Green Leaves : new chapters in the life of Charles Dickens. By J. H. Stonehouse. Revised & Enlarged Edition.
Piccadilly Fountain Press 1931. Original grey-green boards & printed paper label. C.pp130 & 10 plates, as so often first and last few leaves and untrimmed foredges foxed or spotted, else a bright copy. 
Edition limited to 535 copies signed by the author John Harrison Stonehouse. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
33 DORAZIO, Virginia Dortch. Giacomo Balla : an album of his life and work. Introduction by Giuseppe Ungaretti.
Venice, Alfieri nd [c.1969]. White boards lettered in black, striking green and white illustrated dustwrappers. 4to [binding c.23 x 23 cms], c.pp142, an excellent copy. 
Chronologically arranged album of Balla's life 1871 - 1958 as a leading Futurist painter and designer. Essentially a picture essay, with texts mainly in the form of greatly extended captions. Also includes original writings by Balla, a text by Marinetti, and the Futurist manifestos The Anti-Neutral Suit, The Futurist Reconstruction of the Universe, and The Futurist Cinema. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
34 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : B. C. Barker-Benfield. Trilinguis Bibliothecae Spectaculum : some manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, displayed to the Double Crown Club 1 July 1978.
Double Crown Club 1978. Pamphlet c. 22.5 x 15 cms in white wrappers handsomely titled in black, c.pp44, wrappers just lightly spotted, else an excellent copy of a fragile piece. 
200 numbered copies only : compiled by B. C. Barker-Benfield, formerly a senior scholar of Corpus Christi College : and printed in a facsimile of his manuscript hand. Comprises an Introduction to, and detailed catalogue of, the outstanding manuscripts from Corpus Christi Library shown in the exhibition. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
35 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Benjamin Franklin. A Printer's Epitaph : written by himself 1727 [by Benjamin Franklin].
Double Crown Club 1934. Sheet of thick tan paper folded once to form 4pp c. 19.5 x 14 cms, elegantly printed in caps throughout, and with large opening initial in yellow, fine copy of a fragile piece. 
Probably about 60 copies only. Benjamin Franklin's self-penned epitaph : presented by Carl Haeggstrom of Upsala, Sweden, 'In commemoration of the 50th Dinner of the Double Crown Club in its 10th year of existence'. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
36 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Brooke Crutchley. Gallery 303 : Facsimile of a 1930 Menu of the Double Crown Club to accompany an address given by Brooke Crutchley on 28 Oct 1970.
Double Crown Club 1970. 8 pages c. 29.5 x 16.5 cms sewn with red cotton, a fine copy of a vulnerable piece. 
About 100 copies only. The original 1930 menu was produced by S. C. Roberts, Stanley Morison and Walter Lewis in the manner of Ichabod Dawks. This Facsimile - the humorous text gently satirising various leading members of the Club - is in a pastiche of the style of Dawks' Newsletters and was printed by Cambridge University Press in Dawks Scriptorial and Union Pearl. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
37 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton. List Of Members 1982 - 1983.
Double Crown Club 1982. Pamphlet c.21 x 10.5 cms in textured cream wrappers strikingly lettered in red and decorated in grey-green, c.pp12, a fine copy. 
About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
38 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton. Double Crown Club : Members & Rules 1981-82.
Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1981. Pamphlet c.20 x 10.5 cms in green wrappers decorated with numerous crowns in green and lettered in black, c.pp12, a fine copy. 
About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
39 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton. Double Crown Club : List Of Members 1982-83.
Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1982. Pamphlet c.21 x 10.5 cms in textured cream wrappers strikingly lettered in red and decorated in grey-green, c.pp12, a fine copy. 
About 100 copies only issued. Handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
40 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton. Double Crown Club : Roll of Members 1978-9 [with] Roll of Members 1979-80 [with] Roll of Members 1980-81.
Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1978, 1979 and 1980. Together 3 Items, variously coloured wrappers lettered in black. Each item c.15 x 10 cms with c.pp12, fine copies. 
About 100 copies only issued. All three items handsomely designed and printed by Christopher Skelton. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
41 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Colin Banks : Michael Levey. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 261 on 15 Oct 1981.
Double Crown Club 1981. The Menu a stiff tri-fold card c. 21 x 19.5 cms and boldly printed allover in black and white in the style of the London Underground. 
About 100 copies only designed by CB/BB [Colin Banks and ??]. Michael Levey, former Design Manager of London Transport, gave a talk titled Bill Stickers Is Alive And Well : An Exploration into London Transport's Poster Archives. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
42 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Herbert Simon. Three Items Of Double Crown Club Ephemera.
Double Crown Club. 3 Items in various styles, very good. 
Comprises 1. The Book Jacket : an invitation to Dinner 14 on 12 May [?1927?], amusingly produced in the form of a bookjacket c.15.5 x 10.5 cms decoratively printed in green and black and with wide turn-ins - 2. Printed Card [lightly foxed] cancelling the 21st Anniversary Dinner on 28 May 1945 - 3. Elegant manuscript tableplace namecard for Herbert Simon. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
43 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Holbrook Jackson : Lynton Lamb. Double Crown Club : Rules Of The Club : Roll of Past & Present Members : List Of Dinners : together with Historical Essays by Holbrook Jackson and Lynton Lamb &c &c.
Double Crown Club, Privately Printed 1969. Special Edition c. 21 x 12.5 cms in quarter tan buckram gilt over striking Cockerell marbled paper boards, c.pp109, a fine copy. 
Special Edition : 130 copies only printed by the John Roberts Press : and issued to members on the occasion of the 200th dinner. Includes illustrations by Bawden, Mozley, Gentleman, Ardizzone, Lancaster &c. In 1969 the Club numbered 69 members. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
44 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John Johnson. Invitation to Double Crown Club Dinner 53 on 19 January 1936 in the Hall of Exeter College, Oxford . The Chair will be taken by Mr Hubert J. Foss, and after Dinner there will be a visit to Dr John Johnson's collection of ephemera in the Sanctuary of Printing at the University Press .
Double Crown Club 1936. Stiff tinted card handsomely printed within decorative border of printers' flowers enclosing single-line rules in red, fine. 
About 75 copies only designed by Basil Blackwell. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
45 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John O'Connor. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 150 at the Tallow Chandlers' Hall, City of London, on 11 June 1959.
Double Crown Club 1959. Broadside of stiff card-like paper folded once to form 4 pages c. 28 x 18 cms. Front cover with striking all-over illustration in black and gold on a blue ground of two crowned and dancing female figures; central double-page opening printed with menu in black over an illustration of the same dancing figures in pale tan repeated three times; rear cover with printed imprint and printed initial JO'C / TCH [illustrator John O'Connor and designer Tom Hart]. Couple of slight marks at extreme foot of mainly blank rear cover, else an excellent copy of a fragile piece. 
Strikingly illustrated by John O'Connor : the image on the front cover with printed initials JO'C. About 100 copies only of this Menu were produced : designed by Tom Hart : and printed by Benhams in Colchester. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
46 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : John Westwood. Invitation + Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 234 on 6 April 1976.
Double Crown Club 1976. Together 2 Items. The Menu a bright green stiff card folded twice to give 6 panels each c. 21 x 10 cms, front panel with lettering and Paolozzi-style illustration in dark green, printed inside with menu. The Invitation a matching bright green stiff card with Paolozzi-style illustration, folded once to c. 21 x 10 cms and with slip re the AGM and names of proposed new members loosely enclosed. Both items in fine condition. 
About 100 copies only. At the dinner the speaker John Westwood considered The Development Of Graphic Design In The Next Twenty Years. Some notes summarising Westwood's talk are written on the blank back panel of the Menu. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
47 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Julian Symons. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 276 on 18 Oct 1984.
Stiff card folded once to form 4pp c. 21 x 14 cms, front cover very decoratively printed with floriated caps in dark sepia, fine 
About 100 copies only designed & printed by Ian Mackenzie-Kerr and N. McD [?]. Julian Symons gave a talk on Brother Speculator A. J. A. Symons. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
48 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Oliver Simon. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 22 on 29 May 1929.
Double Crown Club 1929. 4 pages c. 21 x 13 cms french-fold, with 3 large litho illustrations printed in colour, fine. 
About 60 copies only designed and printed by Shand at Oxford University Press : with illustrations by F. P. Restall. The Dinner was chaired by Oliver Simon : and the Menu designed in the style of the Curwen Press. Henry Thomas gave a talk on the British Museum Exhibition of 20th Century Printing. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
49 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stanley Morison : Reynolds Stone : John Dreyfus. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 130 in the Wine Room at King's College, Cambridge on 23 June 1955.
Double Crown Club 1955. Striking Curwen-style red, black & gold patterned wrappers c. 18.5 x 12 cms, with large gold label. Containing 4pp sewn-in and handsomely printed in red & black, a fine copy of a very fragile little piece. 
About 60 copies only by John Dreyfus and printed at Cambridge University Press. Stanley Morison gave a talk On Learned Presses. Includes the beautiful SM monogram cut for Stanley Morison by Reynolds Stone. Prior to dinner, the Club visited Olga Hirsch's collection of decorated papers : and were entertained by the Cambridge University Printer at the Pitt Press. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
50 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stanley Morison : Vivian Ridler. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 89 on 5 March 1947. At this dinner : Modern Magazine Make-Up : Stanley Morison opens discussion : The President in the Chair.
Double Crown Club 1947. 4pp c. 15 x 12 cms french-fold on tinted paper. Cover illustrated with stylised conjoined hands in red and black : inside illustrated with stylised joints of meat also in red and black, fine. 
About 75 copies only designed by Vivian Ridler : and printed by Foister & Jagg, Cambridge. Stanley Morison opened the discussion on Modern Magazine Make-Up. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
51 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Stephen Gaselee : John Carter. Menu for Double Crown Club Dinner 38 on 4 May 1933.
Double Crown Club 1933. Card folded once to form 4pp c. 18.5 x 11 cms, with decorative front cover. And with loosely inserted grey card c. 15.5 x 10 cms printed with John Carter's address and with Double Crown Club initials DCC all in blue. Both items in fine condition. 
About 60 copies only designed by John Carter and printed by the Shenval Press. Stephen Gaselee gave a talk on The Printing Of Menus. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
52 DOUBLE CROWN CLUB. Invitation for Double Crown Club Dinner 280 at Oriel College, Oxford on 9 Aug 1985.
Double Crown Club 1985. 4 pages c. 21.5 x 14 cms french-fold on thick tinted paper, printed in red & black throughout, text with ink tick confirming payment sent, else fine. 
About 100 copies only printed by Oxford University Printing House. No talk was given at this Dinner : instead Blackwells held an Exhibition, and a tour of the Bodleian Library was organised. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
53 ETCHELLS & MACDONALD : Richard Wyndham : Sacheverell Sitwell. A Book Of Towers and other buildings of Southern Europe. Copper engravings by Richard Wyndham : introduction and descriptions by Sacheverell Sitwell.
Etchells & Macdonald 1928. Half vellum/parchment lettered in gilt, salmon-pink boards with illustration in black, card slip-case with large pictorial paper label. Folio, c.pp118 uncut, neat endpaper booklabel, spine just lightly dusty, slip-case slightly worn, else an excellent copy of a delicate book. With 25 copper-engraved illustrations. 
Limited Edition of 337 numbered copies [& 13 Specials] printed on Zanders handmade paper. This copy with OUP publisher's slip tipped to inner foot of printed title-page. Exquisite views of buildings, townscapes and interiors from France, Italy & Spain in haunting, silvery engravings by Richard Wyndham. Brief introduction and commentary by Sacheverell Sitwell. A fine austere book, similar in style and feel to the same publisher's outstanding Sailing Ships & Barges Of The Western Mediterranean. 
Price: 240.00 GBP
54 FLAVELL, Rev. John. Select Works of the Rev. John Flavell. Edited by the Rev. C. Bradley.
London, printed by A. J. Valpy for L. B. Seeley 1823. First Edition thus, 2 Vols, publisher's contemporary half black morocco, marbled paper sides, spines lettered in gilt and with later armorial insignia in gilt. 8vos, c.pp334; and c.pp500, both vols bound without half-titles (?), bindings just lightly scuffed or rubbed, else a very good set. Both vols with neat early signature on title-page : Vol 1 front endpaper with neat inscription 'A good book. A. West 21 June 1856. Bathboys' : and endpaper of both vols with handsome modern armorial bookplate. 
Scarce collection : not in British Library, not in Cambridge or Oxford University Libraries, not in National Union Catalogue USA &c. *** Flavell 1630-91, presbyterian divine of Dartmouth, Devon. 'The works of this eminent nonconformist divine are held in considerable estimation . particularly his Husbandry Spiritualised' [Lowndes]. *** The Select Works comprises 9 pieces : Husbandry Spiritualised : Navigation Spiritualised : Causes & Cures of Mental Errors : Rise & Growth of Antinomian Errors : A Saint Indeed : Touchstone Of Sincerity : Divine Conduct : Balm of the Covenant : Token For Mourners. 
Price: 145.00 GBP
55 FORSTER, E. M. A View Without A Room.
New York, Albondocani Press 1973. First Edition, patterned wrappers and printed label. C.pp20, owner's handsome little label on wrapper turn-in, a fine copy. 
Edition Limited to 200 numbered copies only : handsomely printed in Palatino on Fabriano paper, and sewn in striking patterned Italian Bertini paper wrappers. A 'prophetic retrospect', written in 1958 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of A Room With A View, in which Forster brings the lives of the characters from his famous novel up to date. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
56 GARRICK, David : Margaret Barton. David Garrick : by Margaret Barton.
Faber 1948. First Edition, c.pp324, fine in illustrated dws. Illustrated with 18 plates. 
Excellent non-scholastic biography covering Garrick's personal and professional life. Garrick's life-long relationship with Samuel Johnson is also well documented. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
57 GILLINGHAM, H. W. : Hughes Stanton association. Unto The Fields. Illustrated by Harry A. Pettit.
London, Country Book Club 1955. Green cloth with patterned green and white dustwrappers. 8vo [binding c.22 x 14 cms], pp287, backstrip slightly faded, dustwrappers slightly darkened along backstrip and just chipped at head and foot, else a very good copy. 
Illustrated with c.64 very attractive woodcut country scenes. *** A lyrical account of the English countryside and its wildlife around Epping Forest, Essex, during the period 1934 to 1948, by the Canadian-born naturalist H. W. Gillingham. The book was first published in 1953. *** This is the first of only a handful of books to be illustrated by Harry Pettit, wildlife artist, ecologist and associate of the naturalist Peter Scott. *** This copy with endpaper inscribed 'Chloris Hughes Stanton, 2 Cedar House, Marloes Rd W8'. She was the daughter of the artist Sir Herbert Hughes-Stanton, and sister of the artist and book illustrator Blair Hughes-Stanton. There is a portrait of her at her father's house in Cagnes, France, painted by William Russell Flint in 1926. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
58 GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS : A. E. Coppard : Robert Gibbings. The Hundredth Story of A. E. Coppard. With engravings by Robert Gibbings.
Golden Cockerel Press 1931. Quarter green morocco gilt over strikingly patterned green and cream woodcut paper boards. Royal 8vo [binding c. 24.5 x 16 cms], c.pp64, top edge of the text block gilt, others uncut. Backstrip faded to neutral and just fractionally nicked at extreme head and foot, corners scuffed or nudged. Internally very clean and crisp. 
Edition Limited to 1000 numbered copies. With 4 large bird or aimal headpiece wood engravings by Robert Gibbings. This copy with the Notice to Subscribers loosely enclosed as issued. *** The first book in Eric Gill's new Golden Cockerel type expressly designed for the use of the press. The striking woodcut paper boards were designed by Tirzah Garwood. Chanticleer 74. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
59 GRABHORN PRESS : R. L. Stevenson & J. M. Barrie. R. L. Stevenson To J. M. Barrie : a Vailima portrait. Intro by Bradford A. Booth.
Grabhorn Press, San Francisco 1962. Quarter holland & striking patterned boards. Folio, c.pp36 uncut, one lower corner just scuffed. With ms facsimile & 4 drawings [red on blue paper] by Isobel Strong. Fine copy. 
475 copies in red & black throughout. Very attractive Grabhorn Press book. 
Price: 68.00 GBP
60 GRAY, Thomas. An Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
London, Sampson Low &c [1875]. Original green cloth, front cover elegantly and profusely lettered and decorated in black and gilt. Small 8vo [binding c.17.5 x 12 cms], pp26 interleaved with blanks throughout as issued, with all edges of the text block gilt. Very neat early signature on corner of title-page and same lady's extremely neat name stamp on corner of endpaper, with a small attractive modern woodcut booklabel on front paste-down. A fine bright copy with illustrations. 
Scarce. See Copac listing only the British Library copy. With 23 woodcut illustrations by Birket Foster, George Thomas and Eleanor Boyle. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
61 GREAT YARMOUTH. The Visitor's Guide To The Town and Neighbourhood of Great Yarmouth.
Great Yarmouth, Cooper 1853. First Edition, original blue cloth gilt. Small 8vo [binding c.18 x 11 cms], c.pp108, neat booklabel on endpaper, very slight wear, but a very good copy of a fragile little book. With a folding map + 6 plates. 
Scarce. No copies located in any British library. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
62 GRIBBLE, Vivien : Stanley Morison : Theocritus. Sixe Idillia 1588 : poems or eclogues by Theocritus translated into English verse. Intro by S. Gaselee.
Duckworth 1922. Ruari McLean Copy.* Quarter buckram gilt, illustrated boards, and with dws printed with text & illustration. Slim folio, c.pp60 uncut, endpapers darkened as always, some wear to edge of lower board at two places. With numerous woodcut illustrations & decorations by Vivien Gribble. 
350 copies on hmp: numbered & signed by Gribble. Designed by Stanley Morison who finally chose the unusual Cloister Old Style types after some seven trial settings. Vivien Gribble's first book illustrations. Very attractive and rather uncommon book. This copy with the neat typographical bookplate of Ruari McLean, typographer and historian of book design. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
63 GROUNDS, Roger. Ferns
Pelham Books 1974. First Edition, green buckram gilt, with slightly worn illustrated dustwrappers. Small 4to [binding c.22.5 x 18 cms], pp264, small attractive modern booklabel on front pastedown [mainly hidden behind dustwrapper flap], a very good copy. Includes 61 illustrations in the text : and with 16pp colour plates showing 22 subjects. 
'The first definitive book to appear on this subject since the height of the Victorian fern craze. It is devoted not only to the ferns of the British Isles and other varieties, but also to the ferns of the other temperate regions of the world, including the North American continent and Australasia, and their varieties'. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
64 HALIBURTON, T. C. The English In America.
Colburn 1851. First English Edition, First Issue, 2 vols uncut, green cloth gilt. Spines typically faded, couple of tiny pin pricks in upper joint of Vol 2, a few other slight marks to the bindings. Occasional slight dustiness of text and Vol 1 without front free endpaper, but overall an excellent copy. Both volumes are attractively signed by Eliza J. Webley-Parry Jan 1853. 
The scarce First Issue of the First English Edition. A late Haliburton work : a critical history of pre-Independence America. This First English Issue is the only version of the book to be issued under this title. It was originally issued in America in the same year when it was provocatively titled Rule And Misrule. Later issues of the English edition reverted to this American version of the title. *** Haliburton 1796 - 1865, a Canadian judge and politician who later retired to England, was the first internationally popular Canadian author thanks to his wise-cracking character Sam Slick, whose satirical views formed the basis for Haliburton's best-selling Clockmaker series. *** Both volumes are attractively signed by Eliza J. Webley-Parry. Born in 1818 in Kent, by 1853 she and her sister Ellen were living in Treforgan, a fine early 18th century mansion near Cardigan in Wales. In 1859 the sisters moved to a new house, Glanhelyg, which they had commissioned nearby, where they remained until they died, Ellen in 1892, and Eliza in 1894. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
65 HANCOCK, Norman : John Piper. An Innocent Grows Up.
Dent 1947 First Edition, gilt cloth & colour illustrated dws. C.pp190, two small and very neat signatures on corner of endpaper, also neat little endpaper booklabel, a fine bright copy. The dws with colour lithograph by John Piper : this is repeated within as a double-spread frontispiece. 

Price: 25.00 GBP
66 HARDY, Edward. How To Repel Invasion. The Rural Police of England an auxiliary to Rifle Corps, in Two Letters to Arthur Kinglake Esq., Justice of the Peace for Somerset, by Edward Hardy, R.N., Inspecting Commander, Coast Guard, Bristol Channel. Second Edition.
London, Robert Hardwicke [1859]. Second Edition, c.pp20, very good in modern wrappers. 
A rare pamphlet in the controversial National Defence scare. Hardy had been a naval officer involved in British assistance to Garibaldi : at this time he was an Inspecting Commander of the Bristol Channel coast guard. *** The British Library is the only library to hold a copy of the 1st Edition, which was issued in the same year. Copies of this 2nd Edition are held only by the BL, the Bodleian in Oxford, and Cambridge University Library. The NUC records only one copy held in the USA, again only the 2nd Edition as here. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
67 HAZLITT, William : Rochefoucault. Characteristics : in the manner of Rochefoucault's Maxims. Second Edition. Introductory remarks by [R. H. Horne] the editor of The Monthly Repository.
Templeman 1837. Variant Issue : Publisher's Escaped Copy.* 2nd Edition : and First Horne Edition, green cloth gilt. C.pp158 uncut, couple of slight marks, excellent bright copy. 
'Bitter sarcasms ... cutting truths ... paradoxical & caustic'. Maxims on friendship, love, women &c, written shortly after Hazlitt's famously devastating Liber Amoris love affair. The anonymous 1st Edition of 1823 is 'very scarce' [Keynes]. This muddled copy of the 2nd Edition presumably escaped unnoticed from Templeman's premises. Includes the trimmed 2nd Edition cancel title & single-leaf 2nd Edition Preface as called for : but mistakenly also includes the 1st Edition Preface pp[v]-vii : while excluding Horne's 7pp Introduction. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
68 HENREY, Blanche. British Botanical & Horticultural Literature before 1800. Comprising a history & bibliography of botanical & horticultural books printed in England, Scotland & Ireland from the earliest times until 1800.
Oxford University Press 1975. First Edition, 3 Vols, small folios [bindings c.28 x 19 cms], original grey cloth lettered in gilt, neat modern booklabel on front pastedowns. Total c.1235pp, and with 32 colour plates and 162 other illustrations. Gilt cloth just slightly marked, else a very good set. 
Superb prize-winning historical and bibliographical work. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
69 HIBBERD, Shirley. The Amateur's Flower Garden. A handy guide to the formation and management of the flower garden and the cultivation of garden flowers. New Edition : revised by T. W. Sanders.
London, Collingridge 1897. Green cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in yellow and blue. Thick 8vo [binding c.18.5 x 12 cms], pp.viii, 348 + [8] advts, some light scattered foxing, binding bit dulled, a good stout copy. With folding coloured frontispiece and many other illustrations in the text, some full-page. 

Price: 15.00 GBP
70 HOLBEIN. [The Dance Of Death : Lyons 1538] Les Simulachres & Historiees Faces De La Mort.
[Manchester, Holbein Society 1869]. Facsimile Edition [see note], rebound in modern brown cloth. Sq.8vo, c.pp52 uncut, endpapers darkened, else excellent. French text : with vignette title + decorative colophon + opening initials + 41 woodcut illustrations. 
One of the most famous illustrated books of the French Renaissance. This first complete Facsimile Edition was issued by the Holbein Society with an English translation and introduction by Henry Green : these are not included in this copy. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
71 HOOKER, William Jackson. The British Flora : comprising the phaenogamous or flowering plants, and the ferns. The Second Edition, with additions and corrections.
London, Longman, Rees &c 1831. 2nd Edition, attractive modern calf spine with blue morocco label, over contemporary marbled paper boards and calf-tipped corners. Tall 12mo [binding c. 20.5 x 12 cms], pp.xii, 479, front paste-down with small and very attractive modern woodcut booklabel of a seated classical female figure playing a lute [very much in the style of Vivien Gribble]. Corners and edges of boards a little rubbed or scuffed, blank lower corners of 2 leaves of index nipped away, else a very good copy. 
This copy with an elegant inscription in Latin on a blank prelim presenting the book as a prize to Alexander Simpson from James Davidson for his studies in Natural History at Marischal College, Aberdeen, dated April 1839. *** Sir William Jackson Hooker 1785 - 1865 was one of the outstanding botanists of the period. He was born and educated in Norwich, and became Professor of Botany at Glasgow University and the first Director of Kew Gardens in London. *** 'The present volume may be said to terminate with the Ferns. A future one ... will contain the rest of the Orders of the Class Cryptogamia; and will be published in such a form that it may eithe be considered the secon volume of the British Flora, or the fifth of Sir J. E. Smith's English Flora' [Introduction]. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
72 HORSEMANSHIP : La Gueriniere. Ecole De Cavalerie : contenant la connoissance, l'instruction et la conservation du cheval. Par M. de la Gueriniere, Ecuyer du Roi.
Paris, par La Compagnie 1769. 2 Vols [19.5 x 12 cms], mid 19thC[?] hard-grain calf/morocco gilt in very elegant Regency style, a.e.g. With portrait + 3 large folding plates [linen-backed] + 30 other plates, total c.pp638. Endpaper with simple 18thC armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Hunloke of Wingerworth, Derbyshire, and a small calligraphic modern booklabel. Text & engravings exceptionally clean & crisp, a very fine copy in a handsome Regency-style binding. 
Last French Edition of the classic French work on horsemanship. First published in 1731 in two small-format 16mo vols : in 1736 the first 8vo Edition was issued : and in its 1733 Folio Edition it is considered one of the most beautiful French books on the horse. It was later translated into many different languages and for long remained highly influential throughout Europe. See Brunet. See Mennessier : Bib Hippique. 
Price: 900.00 GBP
73 HULME, F. Edward. Familiar Wild Flowers : Series 1 - 7 : with coloured plates.
London, Cassell & Co 1902. Complete in 7 Vols, publisher's simple green bobbled cloth, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt. 8vos [bindings c.19.5 x 13 cms], couple of boards a trifle patchy, Vol 1 more so. Internally very bright and attractive. Each volume with 40 colour plates and 80 text illustrations [total c.280 colour plates and 560 illustrations]. 
Hulme's major work, issued in parts from 1878 to 1909. Each flower is illustrated with a full-page colour plate : its form and varieties are described, as are its habitat and medicinal uses. Hulme attended what is now the Royal College of Art, and subsequently taught drawing at Marlborough College and at King's College, London. In 1869 he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society. 
Price: 80.00 GBP
74 HUTT, Allen. James Shand.
Wynkyn de Worde Society 1968. Broadside folded multiple times to form a tall narrow 8vo block, tipped into stiff grey wrappers lettered in black. The inside of the wrappers with a portrait of Shand. Excellent copy of a fragile item. 
Scarce keepsake, in a very unusual format, printed by the Shenval Press for the members of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. 'Among the half-dozen great printers in Britain this century', James Shand was the distinguished director of the Shenval Press, editor of a number of highly influential typographical magazines, a pillar of the Double Crown Club, and the first chair of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
75 INCISIVE LETTERWORK : Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling. Christmas Cards for 2005 & 2007 by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling of Incisive Letterwork.
Incisive Letterwork 2005 & 2007. Together 2 Christmas Cards, one c. 11 x 13 cms; the other c. 7 x 15 cms, both in fine condition. 
Both cards with elegant calligraphic designs in colour, and both signed with season's greetings by Brenda Berman and Annet Stirling. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
76 JEFFERIES, Richard. Wood Magic : a fable. New Impression.
Longmans 1907. Burgundy cloth, spine elegantly gilt with title and publisher's sailing ship motif. Small 8vo [binding c.19 x 12.5 cms], pp[xii], 379 uncut, small modern booklabel and neat ink note of purchase on reverse of front endpaper, couple of light marks and spine slightly faded, else an excellent attractive copy. With frontispiece and title-page vignette. 
With a frontispiece and title-page vignette by Eleanor Vere Boyle, the leading Victorian woman illustrator of the 860s. *** Wood Magic is Jefferies' captivating nature fantasy in which Bevis explores the countryside and its birds and animals, its rivers and winds, all of which can speak to him. Much of the tale involves a fable of the revolt of the animals against the tyrant magpie Capchack. *** First Edition published in 2 Vols in 1881. This Silver Library Edition first issued 1883. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
77 JENNINGS, Oscar. Early Woodcut Initials: 15th & 16th Century ornamental letters.
Methuen 1908. Handsome gilt cloth. Thick 4to, c.pp300 t.e.g., others uncut, binding lightly marked, very good bright copy. 
Important pioneering study. With c.120pp intro & commentary + c.180pp illustrating some 1300 woodcut initials. 
Price: 185.00 GBP
78 KINDERSLEY, David. Space Craft [A Talk with illustrations on Optical Letter Spacing at the Wynkyn de Worde Society, Stationers (sic) Hall Meeting, 19 July 1973].
Wynkyn de Worde Society 1973. Sm.8vo booklet c. 16 x 12 cms, with white spiral binding. Comprises illustrated blue & white cover + 13pp text + 12pp illustrations + colophon, all printed on versos only of stiff card. The title card and all the illustrations each preceded by a stiff glassine sheet printed with explanatory captions in red. A fine copy of a delicate item. 
Interesting and handsome production on Kindersley's ideas on the optical, rather than the more usual mechanical, spacing of type. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
79 LAURENCIN : Marcel Jouhandeau. Marie Laurencin : avec une preface par Marcel Jouhandeau.
Paris, Quatre Chemins 1928. Wrappers with printed label. Sm.folio, c.24pp text + 5 colour plates + 32 black-&-white plates. Endpaper with handsome small booklabel, wrappers faded to neutral, else very good. 
Limited Edition printed by Ducros & Colas on a thick card-like paper : the illustrations printed by Jacomet and by Barry. 
Price: 190.00 GBP
80 LITHOGRAPHY : Alois Senefelder. The Invention Of Lithography 1818 : by Alois Senefelder. English translation by J. W. Muller.
New York, Fuchs & Lang 1911. Gilt cloth bit dulled. 4to, c.pp242 uncut, corner of lower cover bit damp-marked affecting top blank corner of final few leaves. Stout copy, mostly unopened. With tipped-in colour litho portrait + 1 plate of machinery. 
Senefelder's own description of his revolutionary invention & its practical application. The First English translation since 1819. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
81 Lonsdale, John Smith, photographer. [Volume of Victorian Family Photographs c.1860s].
London, Lonsdale [c.1860s]. Handsome morocco volume c. 15 x 12 cms containing family photographs. Comprises 23 photo portraits inserted front and back into 12 thick card leaves each printed with gilt arched frames, and bound in dark green morocco handsomely decorated in gilt and blind, the card leaves with all edges gilt, the binding with double brass clasps. In excellent condition. 
A series of single-figure studio portraits by John Smith Lonsdale, who advertises himself here as : Artist & Photographer, 100 Fleet Street, London E.C. *** Lonsdale was born in Scotland in 1829, and seems to have worked only briefly as a photographer : from 1863 - 1864 in his Fleet Street studio, and from 1864 - 1869 at 54 Chancery Lane. He also had a brief career as a portrait painter 1866 - 1867. Lonsdale died at St Pancras in London in 1897. *** Photographs by Lonsdale appear to be scarce : the Victoria & Albert Museum locates only one, an 1860s portrait of Alice Marriott, the celebrated actress-manager of Sadlers Wells best-known for her role as Hamlet. 
Price: 110.00 GBP
82 MANDEVILLE PRESS : Peter Scupham et al. Winter Dragoncards : Fourteen Poems for Christmas and Winter.
Hitchin, The Mandeville Press [1970s]. 14 variously coloured stiff cards + title card, each c. 10.5 x 14.5 cms and each printed with a poem, contained in original green envelope attractively titled in dark red. Excellent condition. 
Poems by R. S. Thomas : and by Alexander Bathory-Bikales : Richard Carlile : Dick Davis : David Holbrook : Elma MItchell : John Mole : John Ormond : David Scott : Peter Scupham. This set apparently issued without the poems by Freda Downie, John Mackendrick, Katherine Middleton and George Szirtes : but issued instead with duplicate poems by Bathory-Bikales, Dick Davis and Elma MItchell, and also with a duplicate title card. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
83 MARDERSTEIG, Giovanni : T. E. Lawrence. From A Letter of T. E. Lawrence.
Double Crown Club, Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni 1959. Pink wrappers c. 20 x 13.5 cms, with device in grey, c.pp8, a fine copy. 
About 100 copies only issued. Printed by Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni in Dante type : for presentation to members of the Double Crown Club at the 150th Dinner. Lawrence's letter of August 1910 discusses the reading of books in general, and in particular the French books in which he was then engrossed. 
Price: 425.00 GBP
84 MASON, John : Rigby Graham : Double Crown Club. Twelve By Eight : some adventures in papermaking. A talk to the Double Crown Club 11 December 1957 by John Mason.
Double Crown Club, Leicester College Of Art 1958. Vellum wrappers c. 18.5 x 12.5 cms titled in gilt, c.pp16, one or two light marks to the vulnerable wrappers, but an excellent copy. 
With 4 full-page illustrations printed in red by Rigby Graham. 150 copies only printed on green tinted paper with contrasting burgundy endpapers. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
85 MATRIX : Whittington Press. Matrix 17 : A Review For Printers & Bibliophiles.
Whittington Press 1997. Folio, original woodcut-illustrated wrappers over stiff boards. With numerous illustrations and typographical examples tipped-in. Also loosely enclosed are a flyer for Matrix 18 : and Whittington News No 4, Jan 1998. 
An excellent unused copy, bright, fresh and very handsome. Edition Limited to 770 copies [and 80 Specials]. *** Includes important articles on a Washi Tour in Japan, on Oxford Bible Types, on the Golden Cockerel Press, Maximilien Vox, Hermann Zapf, Lissitzky, Bruce Rogers, Caslon Type, Van Krimpen &c. 
Price: 90.00 GBP
86 MICHELL, Nicholas of Cornwall. Ruins Of Many Lands [Petra : Egypt : the Americas : Indian rock temples : Verona Amphitheatre &c &c]. A Descriptive Poem [with extensive notes in prose].
London, William Tegg & Co 1849. First Edition, contemporary half calf elegantly gilt, black morocco label. Portrait of Michell & c.pp290, bound without half-title[?], binding a little scuffed or darkened, else a very good copy. The 5 plates of ruins at Petra, Thebes, Pompeii, Verona, and Baalbec are quite browned at the edges : the book is otherwise internally clean and crisp. 
The scarce First Edition of a long poetical work comprising 'Descriptions of nearly all the existing remains of ancient peoples & kingdoms in the old & new world' [DNB] : arranged in three sections as Ruins of the Dark Era, the Classical Era, and Miscellaneous Ages respectively : and with very extensive prose notes. *** Michell 1807 - 1880 was a Cornish writer encouraged by Thomas Campbell & other literati. This is his first successful book : by 1875 it had run through six editions. *** Copies of this First Edition are held only at the National Libraries of Scotland and Wales, and at the Bodleian L:ibrary and Cambridge University Library. The NUC Catalogue locates 1 copy only in American libraries. 
Price: 95.00 GBP
87 MONDADORI PRESS : Raffaele Carrieri : Mardersteig. Souvenir Caporal : [poems 1940-45 by] Raffaele Carrieri.
Verona, Edizioni D'Arte Mondadori 1946. Handsome quarter vellum lettered in gilt, with decorative revealed thongs and pretty marbled paper boards, with original plain card slip-case. Folio, c.pp132 uncut, slip-case just slightly worn, a fine unopened copy. 
492 copies [& 5 specials] strikingly hand-printed in Verona on Fabriano hand-made paper in the original types used by Giambattista Bodoni at his Bodoni Press in 18th century Parma. Each poem with an opening initial in red. A beautiful example of restrained & elegant printing : very much in the manner of Mardersteig and his 20th century Officina Bodoni which, like Mondadori, was also based in Verona. In fact one of the first titles produced by Mardersteig after his move to Verona in 1927 was printed for the Edizioni Mondadori. Very handsome book. 
Price: 275.00 GBP
88 MORAN, James : Stanley Morison : Crutchley. A Tribute To Stanley Morison : an oration given to a special meeting of The Royal Society Of Arts.
Cambs College of Arts & Technology 1969. Presentation To Brooke Crutchley.* Sheet 66 x 24cms folded to form 12pp narrow roy.8vo, fine. 
Inscribed 'For Brooke Crutchley with best wishes. James Moran'. Attractively printed in 8pt Times semi-bold cast with matrices lent by Brooke Crutchley, who was the Director of Cambridge University Press. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
89 MORISON, Stanley : Brooke Crutchley. Grondbeginselen Der Typografie [First Principles Of Typography].
Amsterdam, De Buitenkant 1983. Special Issue.* Boards lettered black & red, edged with scarlet cloth. Sm.sq.8vo, portrait & 120pp, a fine copy. 
Special Issue of 60 bound copies. Translation & typography by Huib van Krimpen. This copy, with our slip indicating provenance, purchased from Brooke Crutchley, the distinguished typographic scholar and Printer to Cambridge University Press 1946-74. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
90 MORISON, Stanley : John Carter. An Erratum Slip printed for John Carter's 1950 Handlist Of Morison's Writings.
1950. Erratum Slip 9 x 3.75 cms printed on card. 
25 copies only of this Erratum Slip were printed. With pencil note on accompanying card by Brooke Crutchley explaining 'Erratum slip inserted in copies of book or pamphlet (JWC's Handlist?) placed before each person at luncheon in Trinity Hall after ceremony at which SM received his honorary D.Litt'. The Erratum was something of an in-joke and reads in part 'For Mr Morison, read Dr Morison, passim. In a letter of acknowledgement to Crutchley, Morison wrote 'Don't, however, press the joke too far and have me addressed, regularly, as "Dr". There is a matter of logic here; the point of refusing a knighthood was to refuse a title. You will find somewhere in your office a standing order ... in 1923 to the effect that I was not to be called either Mr or Esq'. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
91 MORISON, Stanley. Type Designs Of The Past & Present.
Cambridge University Press for Fleuron 1926. First Edition, Variant Issue.* Red cloth lettered in black, with white dws extensively titled in black. C.pp78, dws slightly dusty & nicked, very good copy. With 63 type illustrations. 
See Appleton 35a describing only the original issue in red linen with paper label and no dws. This Variant Issue is in cheaper red cloth directly lettered, and with white dws which are extensively titled in black. 
Price: 32.00 GBP
92 MORTIMER, Ian : Hermann Zapf. 1993 - 1994 Season's Greetings from The Crafts Council.
Ian Mortimer at I. M. Imprint 1993. Stiff thick white card folded once to form 4 pages c. 16.5 x 14.5 cms, in fine condition. 
Inside page with signed 7 word Seasonal Greeting in an elegant hand. Strikingly printed by Ian Mortimer at his I. M. Imprint press. The front page with the dates 1993 and 1994 deeply impressed in blind using Zapf's Festival Figures - large numerals enclosing floral decoration. The front and rear pages also elegantly printed in Zapf's Optima in red. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
93 NERI Ltd of Longiano. Street Lights & Urban Furnishing [a portfolio containing 12 publications detailing the cast-iron street furniture available from the firm Neri of Longiano].
Neri [c. 1991]. Stiff glossy white portfolio containing 12 publications each c. 30 x 21 cms. Some slight bumping to portfolio, else all in excellent condition. 
Comprising a dozen handsome publications from the leading Italian firm Neri. 1. Casting An Eye On Italy : a journey through Italian Piazzas & Gardens of the 19th & 20th Centuries with an exhibition of masterpieces from the Italian Museum of Cast Iron, Longiano, Rimini : 63pp fully illustrated 2. Ascoli Piceno : Stone & Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 8pp insert 3. Vicenza : History of Light : 16pp fully illustrated + 4pp insert 4. Cast-Iron Objects for Urban Decor : Techniques of Restoration : 16pp fully illustrated 5. Cast-Iron Bollards : 8pp fully illustrated 6. Cast-Iron Post & Street Clocks : 4pp fully illustrated 7. Cast-Iron Drinking Fountains : 4pp fully illustrated 8. Cast-Iron Kiosks : 8pp fully illustrated 9. Cast-Iron Bus Shelters : 4pp fully illustrated 10. Cast-Iron Benches : 8pp fully illustrated 11. Cast-Iron Gazebos : 16pp fully illustrated 12. Cast-Iron Lighting : 58pp fully illustrated. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
94 NEWSPAPERS : Ichabod Dawks : Stanley Morison. Ichabod Dawks & His News-Letter. With an account of the Dawks Family of booksellers & stationers 1635-1731. By Stanley Morison.
Cambridge University Press 1931. Gilt buckram, with striking typographical dustwrappers designed by Morison and with very extensive lettering front and back. Folio, c.pp52 uncut, binding with just a slight marking or fading at one corner, the flimsy dustwrappers with a couple of tiny 'invisible' repairs, an excellent copy of a vulnerable book more often found in poor condition and without the delicate dustwrappers. With 6 tipped-in collotype facsimiles [comprising 13pp total] + 1 other plate + various facsimile illustrations in text. 
Scarce book. 500 copies printed by Walter Lewis who took 'extraordinary trouble with the setting of the Dawks type', a typographical invention much admired by Morison. Excellent copy, with the delicate dust wrappers, of a book more usually found in poor condition. 
Price: 155.00 GBP
95 NORFOLK, Lawrence. The Pope's Rhinoceros.
Sinclair-Stevenson 1996. First Edition, striking brown dws illustrated after Durer's famous rhinoceros woodcut and boldly lettered in red and black. Large thick 8vo, c.pp616, spine of dws just faintly faded, else a very fine bright copy in protected dustwrappers. 

Price: 15.00 GBP
96 ONE-TIME PRESS : Peter Wells. Poems : Collected & Revised 1939 - 2006. By Peter Wells.
Suffolk, One-Time Press 2007. White cloth lettered & decorated in black. C.pp70, couple of trifling nudges to binding, else a fine copy. 
Edition Limited to 70 copies : handsomely produced in Bembo on Somerset laid paper : with the binding designed by the author and made by the Fine Book Bindery. *** Peter Wells was born in 1919 in London : his poems appeared in a number of major anthologies edited by Tambimuttu for Poetry London; Peter de Vries for Poetry Chicago; John Middleton Murry for The Adelphi &c &c. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
97 PEACOCK, Thomas Love : Marilyn Butler. Peacock Displayed : A Satirist In His Context. By Marilyn Butler.
Routledge 1979. First Edition, gilt boards & striking decorative dws. Portrait & c.pp370, handsome armorial bookplate on endpaper, fine bright copy. 
Important ground-breaking study of novelist Thomas Love Peacock 1785-1866 : based on much new research. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
98 PEIGNOT, Charles : Double Crown Club. French Typography 1920 - 1939 : an address given to the 249th meeting of the Double Crown Club by Charles Peignot.
Double Crown Club, Lund Humphries and Cambridge University Press 1979. 2 Folio Pamphlets, each c. 33 x 24 cms. The Address Pamphlet c.pp16 text with type specimen illustrations. The Type Specimen Pamphlet with c.pp12 of type specimen illustrations [plus 1 other loose leaf illustration laid in]. A few trifling marks and/or creases to the white wrappers, else excellent copies of a large and vulnerable pair. 
Probably only about 120 copies issued. An unusually large format for a Double Crown Club publication. The pamphlet of type specimens - printed by the Cambridge University Press - shows 20th Century work by Naudin, Carlegle, Girard, the Peignots, Maximilien Vox, Cassandre, Arnoux and Victor Hammer. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
99 PERCY, Bishop Thomas. Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry : consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, songs & other pieces of our earlier poets, together with some few of later date. The Fifth Edition.
Rivington, Longman &c 1812. Sean Jennett Copy.* 5th Edition, 3 Vols, contemporary calf attractively decorated in gilt. Bound without half-titles, Vol 3 upper hinge tender, bindings lightly scuffed, but an excellent mellow copy. 
Profoundly important ground-breaking collection of early English Poetry : produced with the assistance of Johnson, Shenstone, Garrick, Goldsmith &c : and of enormous influence on Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Scott and many other Romantic poets. *** Originally published 1765 : this is the first 19thC Edition. Endpapers with an attractive 19thC armorial bookplate of a dragon's head holding a severed bleeding hand : and with 20thC calligraphic-style woodcut booklabel of Sean Jennett, the important historian of printing and book production. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
100 PHILIPS, Ambrose : John Sparrow Association. Pastorals by Mr Philips.
London, printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side 1710. John Sparrow Copy.* First Separate Edition, later marbled paper wrappers. 8vo [binding c. 17.5 x 11 cms], pp24 a little browned, cut close at the top just clipping a couple of page numbers, else a very good copy of a fragile piece. 
Blank prelim signed in ink by John Sparrow, the notable bibliophile and Warden of All Souls, Oxford. And with his pencil note on the endpaper thus : 'The first separate edition of Ambrose Philips' Pastorals, four of which first appeared in Fenton's Oxford & Cambridge Miscellany [1707 or 1709] and six in the 1709 Tonson's Miscellany (though the order is changed in T. to 2, 3, 1, 4 and the text is changed). This reprints Tonson of course'. *** This is the 'First separate edition, unauthorized ... one of the numerous piracies of contemporary verse committed by Henry Hills who, notwithstanding, had been printer by appointment to Cromwell, Charles II, James II and (with Thomas Newcomb) to Queen Anne. "Pirate Hills brown sheets and scurvy letter" was a current fleer (ie. sneer)' [see Hayward : English Poetry 144 ]. *** See also Foxon P211 - P214 listing 4 editions with no particular priority. This copy would appear to be Foxon P211. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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