THE STORY WITHOUT AN END. From the German of Carobe. With illustrations printed in colours by E. V. B (Eleanor Vere Boyle).
Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle. London. 1874. EARLY EDITION. 4to. (10.2 x 7.4 inches). Originally published in 1868. Illustrated with tinted frontis and fifteen colour lithographic prints, each with a printed tissue guard. Publishers dark green cloth with gilt and black decoration to the front board and gilt lettering... Item #9110
BELLOC. HILLAIRE.; Blackwood. Basil. Illustrates.
Eveliegh Nash. London. (No date). 1907. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.6 x 8.1 inches). Illustrated throughout with 86 line drawings by Blackwood. Small, light damp-stain to the very bottom outer corner (about 0.2 inch into the page at its worst) of the pages in the first half of the book... Item #8291
Chatto & Windus. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION. 3 Volumes. 8vo. (7.5 x 5 inches). Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper of volume I, "A. P. Watt. From the Author". Original brown cloth blocked in metallic blue in a geometric pattern to the spines and front boards. The... Item #8257
BREWER. E. COBHAM. Rev.; .
DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE. Giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. --- To which is added, A Concise Bibliography of English Literature.
Cassell and Company, Limited. London.,1907. TWO VOLUMES. Reprint. 113th Thousand. Originally published in 1870 and revised by Brewer in 1896. A bright and clean set in fine early leather bindings by Bickers and Son of London. Half brown calf. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled... Item #7806
BULGAKOV. MIKHAIL. ; Glenny. Michael. Translates.
Collins and The Harvill Press. London. 1967. FIRST EDITION of this translation. A very good copy in the original full colour illustrated dustwrapper which has one small closed tear, without any loss, to the top rear edge but still overall a very good, clean example. The scarce first printing of... Item #9502
THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, From this world,to that which is to come.Delivered under the similitude of a dream.Wherein is discovered,the manner of his setting out,his dangerous journey,and safe arrival at the desired countrey.
David Paradine Developments Limited.London.,1978. FACSIMILE EDITION of the 1679 Third edition with the portrait frontis of Bunyan.Limited edition.Reprinted from an original in the British Library to coincide with the tercentenary celebrations.Limited to 150 copies,this un-numbered,printed by Kingprint Ltd of Richmond,Surrey and fully hand bound by John P Gray & Son... Item #4332
BURROUGHS. WILLIAM.; .
Olympia Press. Paris.,1959. FIRST EDITION. 8vo.(6.8 x 4.4 inches). Green border on title page.Later price sticker (18NF) over the original printed price on rear panel and price(Francs 1500) on inside rear flap of wrapper crossed through in ink. Publishers green printed paper wraps with original colour printed dustwrapper,designed by Burroughs... Item #6893
BYRON, LORD.; .
A Fullarton & Co, Edinburgh & London.,Circa 1870's. TWO VOLUMES of Byrons Works with a Life and Illustrative Notes by William Anderson Esq. including 65 steel engravings. Near fine with v. good + contemporary binding, half dark green calf with decorative gilt design, contrasting marbled boards, raised bands with full... Item #1071
Macmillan and Co. London. 1869. EARLY EDITION. (Fourteenth thousand). 8vo. Illustrated with forty-two line illustrations by John Tenniel. Tissue guard to frontis no longer present. 8 leaves in the middle affected with a small stain mark, not affecting the text and only on the outer margin of the page and... Item #8678
CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.
Cassell and Company. Ltd. London. 1956- 58. PROOF COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITIONS. Four volumes. 8vo. (9.4 x 6.1 inches). Main body of text is contained except the prefaces and indexes. Overall a very good, clean set in the original card wraps with titles, author, publisher and publication dates, plus... Item #8651
CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.; .
Hodder & Stoughton. London.,1908. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with 61 illustrations from photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. 16pp of publishers adverts at end. A fine and clean copy bound in recent full tan morocco, spine with raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title label... Item #8175
CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S.; .
Thornton Butterworth Ltd. London.,1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Two maps, one folding. A Very good bright copy in publishers original green cloth. Spine lettered in gilt. A few very minor marks to the cloth but generally a very good, tight and clean copy, inside and out.:. Item #3678
ESSAYS UPON SEVERAL MORAL SUBJECTS. In two parts.Part the first.Upon Pride,Cloaths,duelling,general kindness,the office of a chaplain,the weakness of human reason.---Part the second.of fame,musick,the value of life,the spleen,eagerness of desire,frie
Printed for R.Sace and H.Hindmarsh.London.,1697. SECOND EDITION,corrected and much enlarged.2 parts in one 8vo volume.vi,222.viii,190.2pp publishers advert leaf.The second part with its own title page and pagination.Previous owners name on first title page.A very good copy lacking the blank free endpapers,the printed books complete.Contemporary full brown speckled calf with blind... Item #5129
CONRAD. JOSEPH.; .
Privately Printed by Clement Shorter. London.,1919. LIMITED EDITION. One of just 25 copies printed. 20pp. Unopened copy, sewn in wraps. (10.1 x 7.8 inches). Printed on hand made Aldwich paper. Red paper wraps, sewn with original red cord. Printed in black to front panel. Edges a little rubbed but essentially... Item #7558
Whitman Publishing Co. Racine, Wisconsin. U S A. 1936. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10 x 7.4 inches). Red and black illustrations throughout by the Walt Disney Studio. Original full colour illustrated printed boards, pictorial endpapers. With the scarce original full colour dust jacket. Mild toning to pages, faint stain to lower... Item #9253
Aperture Foundation.New York.,1986. FIRST EDITION.4to.Fine copy in dustwrapper.Lovely copy of the book form of Goldin's multi media work.:. Item #5643
GOLDSMITH. OLIVER.; Poirson. V. A. Illustrates.
John C. Nimmo. London.,1886. FIRST POIRSON EDITION. Large 8vo.(10.1 X 7 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with a hand coloured engraved portrait frontis and 114 colour printed illustrations throughout the text. The hand coloured portrait frontis is a fine steel engraving of the original Sir Joshua Reynolds painting of Goldsmith, painted... Item #7193
KASSON. GRACIA. and TSCHANTRE. E. Jr.
Ernest Nister. London. No date. 1906. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.2 x 9.2 inches). An unusual book featuring 26 pp of verse, printed on one side of thick paper, each illustrated with full colour chromolithographs of anthropomorphised knives, pots and pans, tea kettles, clothes pegs, teaspoons, etc, in fact pretty much... Item #9674
KINGSLEY.CHARLES.; NOEL PATON.J.Illustrates.
Macmillan and Co.London.,1863. FIRST EDITION.Large 8vo.(8.1 x 6.4 inches).Second state,without with the L'Envoi leaf.Two full page illustrations by Noel Paton.Some occasional light foxing to a few pages,mostly to the margins.Finely bound in early twentieth century calf leather binding by Riviere.Spine with five raised bands,each with gilt piping.Compartments ruled,decorated and lettered... Item #4749
THE FLORENTINE HISTORIE. Written in the Italian tongue, by Nicholo Macchiavelli, Citizen and Secretarie of Florence. And translated into English by T. B. [Thomas Bedingfield] Esquire.
Printed by T. C. [Thomas Creede] for W. P. [William Ponsonby]. London. 1595. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Folio. (11.1 x 7.5 inches). x11,222pp. Lacking last, blank, leaf. Decorated with woodcut engraved ornamental title page and engraved head and tailpieces. Tiny (3mm deep) chip to the fore edge of the title page... Item #8624
McCARTHY. CORMAC.; .
Alfred A. Knopf. New York.,1992-98. FIRST EDITIONS. 1st impressions. Three Volumes. 8vo. (8.6 x 6.1 inches). Fine, bright copies in the publishers fine original dustwrappers, designed by Chip Kidd. A fine set of true first editons of this hugely popular trilogy. There is some confusion about a probable trial issue... Item #7918
MILNE. A. A.; SHEPARD. E. H. Illustrates.
Methuen Children's books Ltd. London.,1978. LIMITED EDITION, SIGNED BY CHRISTOPHER MILNE. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). One of only 300 copies, numbered and signed by Christopher Milne, published on 11th October 1978 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the book's original publication. Beautifully illustrated throughout with Shepard's wonderful line drawings... Item #7628
Hodder & Stoughton. (1914). First McCormick edition. 4to. 12 colour plates tipped in, with tissue guards, on blue paper with gilt decorations. Fine contemporary binding, half navy blue morocco, gilt lettering, raised bands, decorated in gilt, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt line at edges of leather, blue cloth boards, top edge gilt. Item #369
Jonathan Cape.London.,1926. FIRST EDITION.With the author’s signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, “To Alan Steele With aff. Regards from Liam O’Flaherty”.Steele was the author’s publisher.Original green cloth, white paper title label to spine printed in black and red.With the scarce original publishers dustjacket.Some partial browning to the endpapers... Item #5918
PEPYS. SAMUEL.; Braybrooke. Richard, Lord. Edits.
MEMOIRS OF SAMUEL PEPYS, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II. Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence.
Henry Colburn. London.,1825. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 4to. (11.9 x 9.4 inches). Volume 1; Half title, frontispiece portrait of Samuel Pepys, xlii; 498pp, xlixpp (index for both volumes). Publishers advert leaf. ---- Volume 2 contains 2 sections; The remains of the Diary and the Correspondence. Diary; Half title, frontispiece engraving... Item #7239