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Caxtoniana : essays on life, literature & manners.

By: BULWER LYTTON, Sir Edward.

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Blackwood 1863.:

Seller ID: 5545

Condition: 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. View more info

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.

By: BUTLER, Joseph.

Price: £355.00

Publisher: John & Paul Knapton 1736.:

Seller ID: 8986

Condition: First 8vo Edition, very attractive modern half tan calf gilt with blue morocco label, over blue & brown marbled paper sides. C.pp480 a.e.red, 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. View more info

The Poetical Works : complete & copyright edition. Collected & arranged with the notes and illustrations of Thomas More, Sir Walter Scott, &c &c.

By: BYRON, Lord.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Murray 1850.:

Seller ID: 8568

Condition: 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. View more info

Caffyns Ltd : Motorists [sic] Maps of England & Wales.

By: CAFFYNS Ltd.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: No publisher, no date [c. 1930].:

Seller ID: 9299

Condition: 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. View more info

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.

By: CAMBRIDGE : William White.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Heffer 1889.:

Seller ID: 9276

Condition: 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. View more info

Lyrical Poems.

By: CAMMELL, Charles Richard.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Geneva, Kundig 1917.:

Seller ID: 7897

Condition: 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. View more info

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.

By: CARTER, John.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Private Libraries Assoc 1972.:

Seller ID: 8933

Condition: 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. View more info

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How Markets Fail : the logic of economic calamities.

By: CASSIDY, John.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2009.:

Seller ID: 9547

Condition: 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. View more info

Small Packages : The Augustine Adventures : Nos 1 - 7.

By: D'ARBELOFF, Natalie.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, NdA Press 1984 - 1986.:

Seller ID: 9538

Condition: 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'... View more info

L'Homme Des Champs : ou Les Georgiques Françoises par Jacques Delille.

By: DELILLE, Jacques : Virgil.

Price: £155.00

Publisher: Basle, Jacques Decker, de l'imprimerie de Levrault, Strasbourg, 1800.:

Seller ID: 2658

Condition: With 4 engraved plates by Guerin. Roger 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.


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 imp... View more info

Coopers-Hill. A Poem written by the Honourable Sir John Denham, Knight of the Bath.

By: DENHAM, Sir John.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, printed and sold by H. Hills, in Black-fryars, near the Water-side 1709.:

Seller ID: 9524

Condition: 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. View more info

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Green Leaves : new chapters in the life of Charles Dickens. By J. H. Stonehouse. Revised & Enlarged Edition.

By: DICKENS, Charles : J. H. Stonehouse.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Piccadilly Fountain Press 1931.:

Seller ID: 1060

Condition: 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. View more info

Giacomo Balla : an album of his life and work. Introduction by Giuseppe Ungaretti.

By: DORAZIO, Virginia Dortch.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Venice, Alfieri nd [c.1969].:

Seller ID: 9464

Condition: 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. View more info

Trilinguis Bibliothecae Spectaculum : some manuscripts of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, displayed to the Double Crown Club 1 July 1978.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : B. C. Barker-Benfield.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1978.:

Seller ID: 8762

Condition: 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. View more info

A Printer's Epitaph : written by himself 1727 [by Benjamin Franklin].

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Benjamin Franklin.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1934.:

Seller ID: 8768

Condition: 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'. View more info

Gallery 303 : Facsimile of a 1930 Menu of the Double Crown Club to accompany an address given by Brooke Crutchley on 28 Oct 1970.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Brooke Crutchley.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1970.:

Seller ID: 8760

Condition: 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. View more info

List Of Members 1982 - 1983.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club 1982.:

Seller ID: 8765

Condition: 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. View more info

Double Crown Club : Members & Rules 1981-82.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1981.:

Seller ID: 9305

Condition: 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. View more info

Double Crown Club : List Of Members 1982-83.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1982.:

Seller ID: 9306

Condition: 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. View more info

Double Crown Club : Roll of Members 1978-9 [with] Roll of Members 1979-80 [with] Roll of Members 1980-81.

By: DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : Christopher Skelton.

Price: £24.00

Publisher: Double Crown Club, Skelton's Press 1978, 1979 and 1980.:

Seller ID: 9308

Condition: 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. View more info