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THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD.
Collins. London.,1984. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. The tenth novel in O'Brian's Aubrey and Maturin series. Pages margins are browned as is common with this book, otherwise a fine tight copy in publishers dark green boards with gilt lettering and publishers device to the spine. In the original full colour illustrated dustwrapper with the publishers price clip and new circular gold price(9.95) sticker to the inner flap. It appears the publisher had a change of mind regarding the price either at the time of publication, or very shortly after as few copies with the original, lower, price exist. There is a minor production fault where the original laminate has wrinkled along the front hinge, otherwise a near fine example of the dustwrapper with just a hint of fadig to the red spine, only noticable when studied closely. Generally a nice, clean and bright copy.:
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Book number: 8119
GBP 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 333.75 US$ 370.5 | JP¥ 39941]

 
O
WOOD ENGRAVINGS FROM LA VIDA BREVE.
The Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxfordshire. ND. 1991. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. (9.2 x 6.3 inches). One of only 40 copies, numbered and signed by the artist on the colophon. 24 wood engravings by O'Connor printed from the original blocks, on hand made Zerkel paper, in blue, brick red, brown and green, each one either signed or initialled by O'Connor. The folded title and colophon pages and all 24 loose sheets are housed in a green paper chemise within a beige cloth covered portfolio folder with a green printed wood engraving to the front panel. The engravings were originally commissioned by Hal Cheetham for his private printed volume entitled 'La Vida Breve' which was issued in 1991. O'Connor attended the Royal College of Art during the 1930's where his teachers included Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Robert Austin. Each of them influenced him, but it was from Ravilious that he learned his great love of wood engraving.
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Book number: 8506
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 278.25 US$ 308.75 | JP¥ 33284]

 
COOK. CAPT. JAMES. ; ANDERSON. G. W. ABRIDGES.
VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK F. R. S. By Royal Authority, Containing the Whole of His Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy Etc. With Memoirs of His Life, and Particulars Relative to His Unfortunate Death. Embellished with engravings.
J. Robins & Co. Albion Press. London. 1822. 4to. (11 x 8.7 inches). viii,799pp, + Directions to the Binder/ publishers advert leaf. Fourteen full page engravings, including a portrait frontis and the Death of Cook, plus 4 vignettes. Complete. Text printed in double column. Some page corners creased and page edges a bit browned but overall a very good copy. Bound in contemporary full brown calf boards with later (probably early twentieth century) re-spine of Burgundy calf with raised bands, each with gilt decorative roll. Compartments double ruled in gilt. Brown morocco label, gilt. Edges and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Previous owners armorial bookplate on the front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.
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Book number: 8880
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 834.25 US$ 926.25 | JP¥ 99851]

 
ACKERMANN. R.
REPOSITORY OF ARTS, LITERATURE, FASHIONS, MANUFACTURES, &c. The second series. Volume XIV. Numbers LXXIX to LXXXIV. July to December.
R. Ackermann. London. 1822. SIX ISSUES BOUND TOGETHER. 8vo. (9.8 x 6.3 inches). Complete with a mono illustrated main title page and a total of 37 full page plates, 31 of them hand coloured. A couple of pages with offsetting from the aquatint plate opposite, otherwise a very good clean set in contemporary tan calf boards with decorative and ruled gilt borders on the boards. Elegantly and sympathetically re-spined at a later date with tan calf. Raised bands, ruled in blind. Compartments decorated in gilt. Tan morocco title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Page edges marbled. marbled endpapers. An attractive copy.
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Book number: 10294
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 556.25 US$ 617.5 | JP¥ 66568]

 
ACKERMANN. R.
REPOSITORY OF ARTS, LITERATURE, FASHIONS, MANUFACTURES, &c. The second series. Volume XIII. Numbers LXXIII to LXXVIII. January to June.
R. Ackermann. London. 1822. SIX ISSUES BOUND TOGETHER. 8vo. (9.8 x 6.3 inches). Complete with a mono illustrated main title page and a total of 40 full page plates, 31 of them hand coloured. A very good clean set in contemporary tan calf boards with decorative and ruled gilt borders on the boards. Elegantly and sympathetically re-spined at a later date with tan calf. Raised bands, ruled in blind. Compartments decorated in gilt. Tan morocco title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Page edges marbled. marbled endpapers. An attractive copy.
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Book number: 10295
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 556.25 US$ 617.5 | JP¥ 66568]

 
SMITH. ADAM.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier.
Printed for William Allason and J. Maynard. London, and W. Blair. Edinburgh. 1819. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Some minor browning to the first and last couple of leaves of each volume otherwise very good copies bound, without the half titles, in fine recent bindings of contemporary style full sprinkled antique style brown calf. The spines with five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with floral roll borders in gilt. All edges marbled. Generally this is a very good, tight set in attractive bindings.
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Book number: 8683
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1390.25 US$ 1543.76 | JP¥ 166419]

 
SMITH. ADAM.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French economists; With a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier.
William Baynes. London. 1812. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo.(8.7 x 5.6 inches). Some foxing to the title pages and some pages in each volume, but mostly to the margins. A couple of page edges are chipped but overall this is a very good set. Finely bound, without the half titles, in recent bindings of full panelled sprinkled brown calf. Spines with five raised bands, the compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders on boards. A very good set in attractive leather bindings.
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Book number: 9464
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1390.25 US$ 1543.76 | JP¥ 166419]

 
EINSTEIN. ALBERT.
RELATIVITY. The special and the General Theory. A popular exposition. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. D.Sc.
Methuen & Co. Ltd. London. 1920. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Portrait frontis and five line diagrams within the text. Complete with the 8pp publishers adverts at back of book. A few light spots to the first few pages but overall a clean, bright copy in recent fine binding of full red morocco. Spine with raised bands, compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed with rough edges. ------ This important translation, apart from being the first English edition, also contains new text written by Einstein specially for this edition-- Appendix III, The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity.
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Book number: 9829
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1390.25 US$ 1543.76 | JP¥ 166419]

 
POPE. ALEXANDER.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. An heroi-comical poem. Adorned with plates.
Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for F. J. Du Roveray. London.,1801. Reprint of 1798 Illustrated edition. 8vo.(7 x 4.5 inches). Beautifully illustrated with copper engraved frontis and five full page plates by Stothard, Fuseli, Burney & Hamilton. Engraved by Bartolozzi, Bromley, Holloway, Neagle & Smith. A clean and fresh copy in fine twentieth century binding of quarter brick morocco. Spine triple ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Beige cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A lovely bright copy of this lovely edition.:
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Book number: 7697
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 194.75 US$ 216.13 | JP¥ 23299]

 
POPE. ALEXANDER.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. An heroi-comical poem.In five canto's.
Bernard Lintott.London. 1714. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION.8vo.(7.4 x 4.4 inches).Illustrated with Frontis and five full page plates by Du Guernier,after Du Bose.Title page printed in red and black.A coule of leaves with small light marks but overall a very good copy in contemporary mottled sheep.Rebacked to style.Red label,gilt.Spine decorated in gilt.Leather bookplate of Peter Murray Hill on front paste down.First Edition of The Rape of the Lock in its full form and as a separate piece; the masterpiece of Pope's earlier period, his authorship acknowledged for the first time on the title.A two-canto earlier version had been anonymously printed in Bernard Lintot's Miscellany,1712.-----Griffith 29.Ashley IV, p.8.Rothschild 1570.
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Book number: 5913
GBP 3850.00 [Appr.: EURO 4281.5 US$ 4754.77 | JP¥ 512570]

 
POPE. ALEXANDER.
THE WORKS.
C. Bathurst, W. Strahan, J and F. Rivington.... London. 1770. NINE VOLUMES. 8vo. Illustrated with 24 copper engravings. Very good bright set bound in contemporary full tan calf, spines ruled in gilt. Each volume with red morocco title label, decorated and lettered in gilt. Some rubbing and chipping to most volumes and a few hinges cracked but all still holding. Overall an attractive set of eighteenth century bindings. Previous owners bookplate on front paste downs.
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Book number: 3080
GBP 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 389.25 US$ 432.25 | JP¥ 46597]

 
TENNYSON. ALFRED.
ENOCH ARDEN, Etc.
Edward Moxon & Co. London.,1864. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.4 inches). Finely bound contemporary full red morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Decorative central tooling and pannelled borders blind stamped on boards. Board edges with gilt piping. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind. The compartments with blind tooled Fleur de Lys design and gilt lettering. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat name to title page. A lovely copy in a beautiful Victorian leather binding.:
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Book number: 8061
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 222.5 US$ 247 | JP¥ 26627]

 
TENNYSON. ALFRED.
IDYLLS OF THE KING. W. A. Foyle copy.
Macmillan & Co. Limited. London. 1906. Reprint of the 1904 Golden Treasury edition. 8vo. (6.4 x 4.2 inches). Engraved frontis illustration of Guinevere, from the marble by Thomas Woolmer, R.A. Finely bound in a contemporary full dark green morocco binding by Ramage of London. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. The compartments with gilt ruled lines, flower and star designs and lettering. Decorative flower and leaf designs to both boards, within a wavy line border which is surrounded by multiple stars, within a ruled line border, all in gilt. Elaborate gilt tooled stars, flowers and decorative roll borders to the inner boards with off-white moire silk endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat inscription, dated 1914, to the front blank free endpaper. Spine faded to an attractive tan colour and the front board to a lighter green but still a beautiful fine binding from the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, and with his burgundy morocco leather and gilt book plate to the front inner board.
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Book number: 10258
GBP 375.00 [Appr.: EURO 417.25 US$ 463.13 | JP¥ 49926]

 
TENNYSON. ALFRED.
MAUD, AND OTHER POEMS.
Edward Moxon & Co. London. 1866. TWELFTH EDITION. 8vo. (6.8 x 4.2 inches). Finely bound contemporary full dark green morocco binding. Decorative flower and leaf design to the top and bottom of both boards and a single gilt ruled border to the centre. Board edges with gilt ruling. Spine with five raised bands. The compartments with gilt ruled lines, flower and leaf designs and lettering. Triple gilt ruled lines to the turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat inscription, dated 1867, to the half title page. A lovely copy in a beautiful Victorian decorative leather binding. The binding is unsigned but the work of a skilled bookbinder.
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Book number: 10016
GBP 475.00 [Appr.: EURO 528.25 US$ 586.63 | JP¥ 63239]

 
RACKHAM. ARTHUR. ILLUSTRATES.; POE. EDGAR ALLAN.
POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION.
George G. Harrap. London.,1935. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to. Colour frontis and eleven full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. 17 full page mono plates and 11 smaller line drawings throughout the text. A fine copy in a beautiful early leather binding by Bayntun Riviere. Half burgundy morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments fully gilt decorated and lettered. Burgundy cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Neat previous owners name, dated 1940, on endpaper. Top edge gilt. Original publishers decorated cloth front board and spine are bound in. A little foxing to a few pages at the start and end of the book but overall a bright clean copy in a highly attractive early Bayntun Riviere binding.:
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Book number: 7761
GBP 875.00 [Appr.: EURO 973.25 US$ 1080.63 | JP¥ 116493]

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