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Imprint: [ca.1920].
A pleasant pen-and-ink sketch - a view of Bideford and the bridge fom the hills at Hallsanery. Captioned and initalled "L. S." in pencil below the image. Pen and ink on paper. Image area 176 x 237mm (approx. 7" x 9-3/8"). Laid down on backing paper. A touch of rumpling to upper edge, but overall in very good and clean state.
Stock number:34587.
£ 60.00 ( approx. $US 78.08 )
Imprint: [ca.1920].
A pleasant pen-and-ink sketch of the great Italianate palace at Torquay, built in 1841 by Bishop Henry Philpotts - a view from the gardens. The site of the Palace Hotel. Captioned and initalled "L. S." in pencil below the image. Pen and ink on paper. Image area 175 x 236mm (approx. 6-7/8" x 9-1/4"). Laid down on backing paper. A touch of rumpling to upper edge, but overall in very good and clean state.
Stock number:34586.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [London : ca. 1825].
A scarce antique print - a lithographic view of early nineteenth-century Bishopsgate, with the fifteenth-century White Hart Tavern, and the adjacent shops, including one marked Kempster - this identified as George Kempster, a cheesemonger, at 200 Bishopsgate Street. Drawn by an artist identified only as J. P. A. Junior. Lithograph on paper. Printed surface 183 x 245mm (approx. 7-1/4" x 9-5/8"). Unevenly trimmed at foot, preserving the printed title but with loss of portions of the blank margin; some slight surface dustiness and creasing, but otherwise in good state for a rare and ephemeral item. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:36541.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [ca.1920].
A lively pen-and-ink study of Torre Abbey - the buildings nestling among trees. Captioned and initalled "L.S." in pencil below the image. Pen and ink on paper. Image area 177 x 237mm (approx. 7" x 9-1/4"). Laid down on grey paper. A few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state.
Stock number:34580.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter vander Aa, 1727].
An early and unusual antique print - a charming bird's-eye view of Burlington House as it looked in the early eighteenth century. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (1727). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 126 x 157mm (approx. 5" x 6-1/8"). Faint old folds, one tiny spot, but a fine and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/039.
Stock number:22808.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1707].
An early eighteenth-century print of the Bedlam Hospital - on the site of the modern Finsbury Circus. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 130 x 156mm (approx. 5-1/8" x 6-1/8"). Faint old fold, faint marks to left-hand margin, but a good sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/020.
Stock number:38798.
£ 75.00 ( approx. $US 97.60 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727].
An engaging early eighteenth-century print of old Somerset House- a bird's eye view of the house and gardens from the river. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). The present edition is dated to 1727. Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 124 x 153mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 6"). Faint old folds, trimmed tight to right-hand margin, a few tiny marks, but still overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/022.
Stock number:18660.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727].
An early eighteenth-century print of Mercers' Hall on Cheapside (between Ironmonger Row and Old Jewry) - the first home of the Bank of England in 1694 as well as the Head Office of the East India Company in 1702 - the view giving some intriguing detail of the elaborate seventeenth-century facade (removed to Swanage Town Hall in the nineteenth century) - as well as the interiors of the shops on either side. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707) - and here in a slightly later impression from 1727. Etching and line engraving on laid paper. Engraved surface 130 x 157mm (approx. 5-1/8" x 6-1/8"). Faint old folds, a few tiny specks, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/014.
Stock number:43587.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pierre vander Aa, 1707].
An early and unusual eighteenth-century print of the old Royal College of Physicians (the building by Robert Hooke of 1672-1678 in Warwick Lane). The view is set within a trompe l'oeil setting of a print tacked to a wall. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 131 x 160mm (approx. 5-1/8" x 6-1/4"). Faint old folds, paper a little toned with age, but a fine and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/019.
Stock number:20130.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1707].
An uncommon early eighteenth-century antique print of the mediaeval hall which now serves as a vestibule to the House of Commons. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 123 x 150mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 5-7/8"). Faint old folds, paper a little toned with age, but a fine and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/032.
Stock number:24878.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1707].
A fine early eighteenth-century print of St. Mary Overie (St. Saviour) in Southwark - now Southwark Cathedral. Old St. Paul's can be seen in the distance and in the foreground there are what Adams succinctly describes as "a bear, a beggarman and a brawl". Based on an earlier view by Wenceslaus Hollar and originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 128 x 158mm (approx. 5" x 6"). Old folds, paper slightly toned with age, but a good sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/035.
Stock number:18420.
£ 75.00 ( approx. $US 97.60 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pierre van der, 1727].
An interesting early eighteenth-century print of the interior of the historical curiosity of the parish church of St. Faith under St. Paul's. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). The present edition is dated to 1727. Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 124 x 154mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 6"). A slightly patchy impression, with faint old vertical folds, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:37616.
£ 40.00 ( approx. $US 52.06 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727].
An early eighteenth-century print - a bird's eye-view of St. James's Palace, the formal gardens, the Mall and St. James's Park. An imaginary parapet in the foreground bears the arms of Queen Anne. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). The present edition is dated to 1727. Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 125 x 156mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 6-1/8"). Old folds, a few faint marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/024.
Stock number:33681.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pierre van der Aa, 1707].
An early eighteenth-century print of the gothic nave of Old St. Paul's, destroyed in the Great Fire. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 126 x 151mm (approx. 5" x 6"). Very faint old folds, paper a little toned with age, but a fine and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/015.
Stock number:19919.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [Leiden : Pieter van der Aa, 1727].
A fine early eighteenth-century print of the Custom House from the river - the quay bustling with activity. Originally produced for Pieter van der Aa's publication "Les Délices de la Grand'Bretagne" (Leiden : 1707). The present edition is dated to 1727. Etching and line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 124 x 151mm (approx. 4-7/8" x 6"). Old folds, a few minor marks, but a good and sharp impression in very good state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 20/007.
Stock number:36759.
£ 75.00 ( approx. $US 97.60 )
Imprint: New York : Universal Publishing & Distributing, [1952].
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. "Whirling in a maelstrom of sex and bloody intrigue ... Ruthlessly hunted through the byways of Manhattan, the subways of Brooklyn, the alleys of Coney Island". Uni-Book No.24. Foolscap 4to (20cm). [ii],125,[i]pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers - a design attributed to Walter Popp (1920-2002); wrappers a little creased; chip at foot; lower wrapper nicked; text spotted in places and a little tanned, but a good copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.
Stock number:41660.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : R. Ackermann, 1811.
A handsome antique print of the Coffee Room of the old Auction Mart that stood at the corner of Bartholomew Lane and Throgmorton Street. Originally produced for the October 1811 issue of Ackermann's fashionable magazine, "The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics". Copper line engraving on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 133 x 162mm (approx. 5-1/4" x 6-3/8"). Some very faint nicks and creases to margins, but otherwise in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:27640.
£ 75.00 ( approx. $US 97.60 )
Imprint: London : R. Ackermann, 1815.
A handsome antique print - St. Luke's Hospital on Old Street, built by George Dance - carriages wait in the foreground - the distinctive obelisk spire of St. Luke's in the distance. The hospital stood on the site of the modern St. Luke's Estate, in the angle of Old Street and City Road. Originally produced for the January 1815 issue of Ackermann's fashionable magazine, "The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics". Aquatint on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 133 x 2203mm (approx. 5-1/4" x 8"). Trimmed tight and touching imprint at head; a few minor marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 117/074.
Stock number:37605.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [London : R. Ackermann, 1817].
A handsome antique print - the recently-built Royal Bethlehem Hospital erected by James Lewis between 1812 and 1815 - now the home of the Imperial War Museum. Originally produced for the July 1817 issue of Ackermann's fashionable magazine, "The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics". Aquatint on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 133 x 212mm (approx. 5-1/4" x 8-1/4"). Trimmed tight and within imprint at foot; slight nick to left-hand margin, not reaching image; a few minor marks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:37562.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
Imprint: [London : R. Ackermann, 1812].
A handsome antique print - Queen Square from the north in the days of the Regency. Originally produced for the September 1812 issue of Ackermann's fashionable magazine, "The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics". Aquatint on paper. Original hand colour. Engraved surface 128 x 200mm (approx. 5" x 7-7/8"). Trimmed tight and within imprint at foot; a few minor marks and signs of age, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 117/026.
Stock number:37563.
£ 100.00 ( approx. $US 130.14 )
Imprint: London : T. Fisher Unwin, (1923).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. An attractive compilation of out of the way snippets of London history - central London taken street-by-street. Acres is best known for his history of the Bank of England, where he spent his working life. Crown 8vo (20cm). (190),[ii]pp. Original cloth; lightly rubbed; endpapers tanned; some spotting, mainly of edges and prelims; a good copy. A previous owner has attached a dozen or so contemporary press-cuttings with similar snippets of London history to the endleaves and prelims.
Stock number:41226.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: Sydney : Phantom Books - Original Novels Foundation, (1956).
Binding: Hardback
First Australian edition. "She was a million-dollar mantrap with murder in her smile!" - although unequivocally claiming itself to be previously unpublished, this is in fact the third of the Rex McBride mysteries, originally published simply as "Decoy" in New York in 1941. "He is far and away the best writer of the hard-boiled school" (Vincent Starrett). No. 700 in the Phantom Books series. Foolscap 4to (19cm). [ii],5-113,[i]pp. Original pictorial wrappers - murder in that smile; a little rubbed and creased, the creasing more severe on lower wrapper; text a little tanned, but a very good copy. Just two copies (Adelaide and Otago) located in major libraries worldwide.
Stock number:41777.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Library Association, (1983).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition : limited to 1,000 numbered copies. The essential reference book for any collector of illustrated books on London - wise, witty, and massively detailed descriptions of over 230 books - and offering far more riches than the somewhat dry title might suggest. Post 4to (27cm). (xxxiv),586pp. Plates. Original cloth; lower edge a touch dusty, but a very good copy in a lightly sunned but otherwise very good dust-jacket.
Stock number:38975.
£ 100.00 ( approx. $US 130.14 )
Imprint: London : W. Darton & J. Harvey, 1804.
An uncommon antique map - the northern part of Russia, from the Barents Sea south to St. Petersburg, Vologda and beyond. Originally produced for Adams' "The Young Lady's and Gentleman's Atlas". Copper line engraving on paper, with full original hand colour. Engraved surface 168 x 191mm (approx. 6-5/8" x 7-1/2"). Some mild tanning, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique map.
Stock number:31958.
£ 40.00 ( approx. $US 52.06 )
Imprint: New York : Ace Books, (1955).
Edition: First Edition
First edition. "He is far and away the best writer of the hard-boiled school" (Vincent Starrett). His last novel, completed by Robert Leslie Bellem. The original publication, published as an "Ace Double", bound tête-bêche in "two books in one" format, with the first edition of "One Got Away" by paperback king Harry Whittington (1915-1989). Foolscap 8vo (17cm). 185 + 135pp. Original pictorial wrappers, the Shady Lady design attributed to Harry Barton, the other to Robert Emil Schulz; some rubbing, light wear and minor creasing; short split at head; text somewhat tanned; a good copy. Ownership stamps of W. A. Farek, Jr. on inside front covers.
Stock number:30874.
£ 40.00 ( approx. $US 52.06 )
Imprint: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1946.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Essays on Asser, literacy in England in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, mediaeval education, etc. Demy 8vo (23cm). [viii],(168)pp. Two plates. Original cloth; a very good, bright and sound copy in a lightly worn, slightly nicked and partly tanned dust-jacket. With the ownership inscription of the late B. C. Bloomfield.
Stock number:25364.
£ 15.00 ( approx. $US 19.52 )
Imprint: Newcastle upon Tyne : Morden Tower Publications, 1977.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Ten poems from Fleur Adcock and seven from Gavin Ewart. Post 8vo. [20]pp. Original sage-green stapled wrappers, lettered and decorated in black; staples just very slightly rusted; last leaf slightly discoloured from the loose insertion of a related press-cutting, but otherwise very good.
Stock number:31355.
£ 15.00 ( approx. $US 19.52 )
Imprint: [London : Corporation of London, 1973].
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. A brief illustrated guide to the park and its history. Demy 8vo (22cm). (24)pp. Line drawings and coloured map by Mary Warren. Coloured illustrations. Original stapled wrappers; very good.
Stock number:34699.
£ 15.00 ( approx. $US 19.52 )
Imprint: [London : Virtue & Co., 1881].
An attractive antique print - a view of the grand house at Norbury Park from the lawns. Engraved by Henry Adlard and originally produced for the part-work "History of Surrey" (London : 1840-1848) - and here in the later reissue published between 1878 and 1881. Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 135 x 168mm (approx. 5-1/4" x 6-5/8"). A few faint specks, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:42047.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Jonathan Cape, (1978).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Eight stories, with striking illustrations by Jan Pienkowski. Royal 8vo. (128)pp. Illustrations throughout, some in colour. Original blue boards, blocked and lettered on spine and blocked across upper cover in gilt; just a hint of bruising and fading; some occasional spotting, but otherwise a very good copy in the original Pienkowski dust-jacket - very good indeed save a few tiny spots on inner flaps.
Stock number:31071.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : John Mortimer; Parry, Blenkarn & Co., 1844.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Ainsworth at the height of his fame with a tale of political intrigue and power at the court of Queen Anne - the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough; Robert Harley, first Earl of Oxford; Henry St. John, first Viscount Bolingbroke, etc. "Many would have backed Ainsworth's talent against Dickens's in 1840" (John Sutherland). Three volumes. Demy 12mo (188 x 111mm). viii,(300); iv,(296); iv,(384)pp. Frontispiece and two etched plates in each volume by George Cruikshank. Bound in a superb later (turn of the century) half crimson morocco, banded and gilt in a rose design, by Lucien Broca (1839-1910) of Soho - the finest finisher in London at this time; all edges gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; marbled sides just lightly rubbed; a couple of spots, but overall a fine, clean and handsome set. Contemporary circular white morocco book-labels of Alexander Lawson Duncan (1859-1917) of Chalfont Grove and Jordanstone House, Perthshire.
Stock number:43172.
£ 1000.00 ( approx. $US 1301.40 )
Imprint: London : Henry Colburn, 1843.
Binding: Hardback
First one-volume and first fully illustrated edition. One of Ainsworth's abidingly popular historical tales, set in the time of Henry VIII - Anne Boleyn, Cardinal Wolsey, Jane Seymour, etc. Originally published in book form in three volumes earlier in 1843, but here with the full panoply of illustrations utilised in the contemporary serialization in the author's own "Ainsworth's Magazine". Medium 8vo (24cm). x,[ii],324pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece after Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), decorative woodcut title by Thompson after Antoine "Tony" Johannot (1803-1852), with eighteen etchings - fourteen by the peerless George Cruikshank (1792-1878) and four by Johannot - plus eighty-seven wood engravings in the text by W. Alfred Delamotte (1775-1863). Bound in a handsome later (early twentieth-century) half crushed crimson morocco, banded and richly gilt by William Worsfold (1856-1929) of Frith Street, Soho, with his stamp; top edge gilt; marbled sides and endpapers; original cloth backstrip and upper cover (the earlier blue cloth) preserved at rear; a few minimal signs of age and use but a very good copy. Bookplate carefully removed, but a pencilled note records the book's purchase from Kensington Palace State Apartments in 2006.
Stock number:42642.
£ 200.00 ( approx. $US 260.28 )
Imprint: London : William Collins Sons & Co. (The Crime Club), (1980).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. Signed by Catherine Aird on the title-page. The ninth Inspector Sloan mystery. Motiveless murder at the flower show. Post 8vo (21cm). 202,[ii]pp. Original red boards, blocked and lettered across spine in gilt; slight marks on lower edge, but a very good copy in the original Colin Thomas dust-jacket - price-clipped and just slightly nicked at one corner.
Stock number:21822.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Constable & Co., 1929.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition in English : the London issue of the 1928 American sheets. Alain-Fournier's 1913 masterpiece, translated by Françoise Roussel Delisle (1886-1974) and with a lengthy introduction by Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) at whose instigation the translation was made. Post 8vo (20cm). xxxii,306pp. Original green cloth, lettered across spine in black; a little sunned and a touch bruised; a few marks and small moth-holes to cloth; a little shaken and slack, but a good copy of an uncommon title. Times Book Club label on lower pastedown.
Stock number:42370.
£ 125.00 ( approx. $US 162.67 )
Imprint: London : Brain & Payne, [1847].
A pleasant antique print - a view along the valley to the mountains. Engraved by Albert Henry Payne (1812-1902) from an original study by H. Albert. Originally produced for the serially produced "Payne's Universum, or Pictorial World" (London : 1844-1847). Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 126 x 145mm (approx. 5" x 5-3/4"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:33925.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: [London : ca.1740].
An extremely rare and early print of Battersea - the parish church of St. Mary prominent to the left, cottages and houses by the river beyond, a windmill in the distance, men fishing on the opposite bank. Engraved by Elisha Kirkall (1682?-1742) from an original study by the naturalist Eleazar Albin (fl.1708-1741). The second state of the plate, with Albin's name partially erased. Copper line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 150 x 219mm (5-7/8" x 8-5/8"). Trimmed tight to neatlines; minor damage and minuscule loss to blank lower left-hand corner; slight evidence of removal from album on verso; a few minor marks, but still an attractive example. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:38628.
£ 100.00 ( approx. $US 130.14 )
Imprint: Walton-on-Thames : Outposts Publications, 1974.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed and signed with forename by Frank Alcock. A collection of ten poems. Post 8vo (21cm). 16pp. Original pale green stapled wrappers, ruled and lettered in black; a touch tanned; a few spots, a hint of rusting to staples, but a very good copy.
Stock number:13319.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : Faber & Faber, (1967).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
Inscription: Signed, Inscribed Or Annotated
First edition. Signed and dated (1994) by Brian Aldiss on the title-page. A novel about the relationship between men and time - "Edward Bush begins the hunt for his destiny back in time, in the Devonian Era ... Bush is an artist, an expert mind-traveller, moving through time like a phantom ... a superb imaginative tour-de-force ... Britain's Premier Science Fiction Writer". Crown 8vo (20cm). 224pp. Original grey cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; a few faint marks; mild tanning of endpapers, but a very good, bright and sound copy in the Jerome Gask dust-jacket - price-clipped, but otherwise very good indeed, fresh and unworn.
Stock number:43664.
£ 200.00 ( approx. $US 260.28 )
Imprint: London : Chatto & Windus, 1934.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. The interwoven lives of two girlhood friends - Ann the great actress, Aurelia the homely and suffering. Crown 8vo (20cm). [viii],(412)pp. Original yellow cloth, lettered and decorated on spine in red; a few tiny marks and faint creases, but a very good, bright and sharp copy in a price-clipped dust-jacket with a single short tear.
Stock number:23375.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Faber & Faber, (1954).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition : in the variant and almost certainly primary binding of orange-brown cloth, blocked and lettered in maroon. Absent-minded and dotty old autocrat, bright young godson, endless muddles, mismanagement of the village fête, charming young woman - "Everyone will agree they are in good company from beginning to end". Crown 8vo (20cm). (214),[ii]pp. Original cloth; just a hint of sunning; light spotting to edges and endpapers; erasure mark from front free endpaper, but a very good and sound copy in the original yellow, blue, black, red and white dust-jacket - just lightly used and with slight fraying of inner flaps, but still very good.
Stock number:27014.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : Chatto & Windus, (1944).
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. "Rosie took herself off to the pub. She had to escape from the supercilious highbrows on whom she was billeted. To them she was 'common', middle-aged and homeless" - a pub landlady bombed out of her premises in wartime, young son in the R.A.F., etc. Crown 8vo (20cm). [vi],(262)pp. Original red cloth, lettered on spine in light blue; hint of spotting to top edge, but a very good copy in a lightly tanned, slightly nicked, scuffed and price-clipped dust-jacket.
Stock number:23374.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : Chatto & Windus, 1931.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. An uncommon early novel from Adrian Alington - the career of a conceited actor. Demy 8vo (22cm). (xii),(436)pp. Original dark red cloth, ruled and lettered on spine in gilt; a touch bowed; covers very faintly marked and flecked; top edge a little dusty; mild spotting and light bruising of fore-edge; but still a good, sound and by no means unattractive copy.
Stock number:23376.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : T. V. Boardman & Co., (1947).
Binding: Hardback
First British edition. Mystery set in the millionaire properties of an elderly man - Westchester country house, Manhattan town-house. Originally published by Reynal & Hitchcock in New York in 1945. Apparently the author's only UK publication. Crown 8vo (19cm). (160)pp. Original pictorial wrappers - a stylish design from Denis McLoughlin; a little rubbed and worn; crease affecting lower wrapper and final leaves; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in the major UK libraries. TVB Books 45.
Stock number:30304.
£ 20.00 ( approx. $US 26.03 )
Imprint: London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co. & the Proprietors, [1838].
A charming antique print - the old parish church of St. Martin at Dorking before the nineteenth-century addition of a new tower and spire - with the nearby houses. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by James C. Allen (fl.1821-1833). Originally produced for the part-work "Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Round London" (London : 1837-1838). Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 116 x 147mm (approx. 4-5/8" x 5-3/4"). A couple of tiny marks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 190/022.
Stock number:40238.
£ 30.00 ( approx. $US 39.04 )
Imprint: London : Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; C. Tilt & the Proprietors, [1838].
An unusual antique print - although clearly titled "Dorking Church", the image is in fact of the old church of St. Mary & St. Nicholas at Leatherhead. This error was evidently quickly corrected as the print usually bears the correct caption. Engraved by Charles Mottram (1807-1876) from an original study by Joseph William Allen. Originally produced for the part-work "Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Round London" (London : 1837-1838). Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 113 x 145mm (approx. 4-3/8" x 5-3/4"). A couple of tiny marks to blank margins, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 190/021 - not noting this erroneous variant.
Stock number:40239.
£ 30.00 ( approx. $US 39.04 )
Imprint: [London : 1838 (or later)].
A most attractive antique print of the centre of a still-rural Epsom in the 1830s. Engraved by Josiah Henshall (1801?-1869) from an original study by the landscape painter Joseph William Allen. Originally produced for the part-work "Select Illustrated Topography of Thirty Miles Round London" (London 1837-1838). Steel line engraving on paper. Later hand colour. Engraved surface 116 x 146mm (approx. 4-5/8" x 5-3/4"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 190/003.
Stock number:19475.
£ 40.00 ( approx. $US 52.06 )
Imprint: [London : 1860].
An attractive antique print - the hall from the deer park. Engraved by James Baylis Allen (1803-1876) from his own design. Originally produced for Thomas Dugdale's part-work survey published as "The Curiosities of Great Britain" or "England Delineated" in various formats between 1838 and 1860. Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 78 x 104mm (approx. 3-1/8" x 4-1/8"). In very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print.
Stock number:38143.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Curtis Warren, [ca.1950].
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. "There was someting wrong with the old box of tricks that was stooging around way up in the blue there" - a title in the Curtis Warren "Aero Fiction" series. Crown 8vo (19cm). 112pp. Original pictorial stapled wrappers in a design by Ray Theobald; a little worn at extremities; some light marking and creasing; staples rusted; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a good and serviceable copy. No copy located in any major library worldwide.
Stock number:43583.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: [London] : Cowie & Strange, 1828.
An interesting antique print - combining a view, a ground-plan, and some architectural details of old Crosby Hall. Originally produced for Allen's partwork "The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark and Parts Adjacent" (London : 1827-1829). Lithograph on paper. Engraved surface 169 x 105mm (approx. 6-5/8" x 4-1/8"). Some minor creasing, but overall in very good and clean state. A guaranteed genuine antique print. Adams 152/022.
Stock number:33599.
£ 25.00 ( approx. $US 32.54 )
Imprint: London : Chatto & Windus, 1968.
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardback
First edition. Her final book, finalised from her manuscript after her death (at her request) by her husband, Philip Youngman Carter. A young woman doctor is bequeathed a house on an Essex estuary - anonymous letters, ton-up tearaways, an angry farmer, a shifty solicitor, an aged poet - and Albert Campion. "The seedy, half-alive village explodes into violence like a fire-cracker". Post 8vo (21cm). (224)pp. Double-page map by Youngman Carter. Original violet boards, lettered in gilt; a hint of bruising and faint sunning; a few slight spots, but a very good copy in the striking Carter dust-jacket - just faintly creased but also very good.
Stock number:43320.
£ 50.00 ( approx. $US 65.07 )
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