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A KEMPIS. THOMAS.
OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Books 1, 2 and 3.
Arthur L. Humphreys. London. 1897. Large 8vo. (8.7 x 7.2 inches). A circular brown mark to the outer margin of four leaves, otherwise a clean and bright copy in fine copy in a fine early binding, for Hatchards of Piccadilly, probably by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, but not signed. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments lettered, double ruled and decorated with triple dot corner design in gilt. Both boards with double ruled gilt outer borders and double ruled inner panel design with dots to the outer line and floral design, with green dyed centre dots, in each corner. Title lettered in gilt to front board. Board edges ruled in gilt. Inner boards with triple gilt ruled borders to the turn-ins. All edges gilt. Previous owner's armorial bookplate to the front paste down endpaper. A very attractive copy. --- This edition omits the fourth book of this work, concerning the Roman Catholic mass.
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Book number: 10147
GBP 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 639.5 US$ 674.86 | JP 91265]

 
A KEMPIS. THOMAS.
OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. Now for the first time set forth in Rhythmic sentences according to the original intention of the author. Preface by the late H. P. Liddon.
Robert Scott. London. ND.,Circa 1910. Reprint of 1889 edition. 8vo. (6.5 x 4.3 inches). A fine copy in a fine early binding of full dark green morocco by Birdsall. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled and lettered in gilt. Ruled gilt border to both boards with gilt centre tooling. Red and green pattern on white endpapers. All edges gilt. Neat previous owners name, dated 1918, to the half title. Minor uniform fading to the spine otherwise a near fine copy in a lovely early twentieth century leather binding.
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Book number: 7763
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 203.5 US$ 214.73 | JP 29039]

 
A LADY. (Pseudonym of DAY, THOMAS).
THE LIFE AND HISTORY OF LITTLE JACK, WHO WAS SUCKLED BY A GOAT. A new edition, adapted to juvenile readers of the present times, by A Lady.
Dean and Munday. and A. K. Newman & Co. London. No date. Circa 1820. NEW EDITION. (5.5 x 3.6 inches).36pp. Fold out plate opposite title page with full page frontispiece and six half page woodcuts, all finely hand coloured, and one small woodcut of the goat on the title page. Neat inscription, dated 1843, to the title page. Printed light pink card wrapper with black lettering, lattice design and decorative border on both panels. Dark green inner paper printed with publishers adverts, including this title, advertised at six shillings. A little creasing to the corners and th covers a little dusty but overall a very good bright example of this rare little book. ---- The BL catalogue gives an estimated date of 1820. --- Dean and Munday were located at this address from 1808 to 1847. - Brown, P.A.H. London publishers and printers, p. 55, 136. .
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Book number: 10613
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 581.25 US$ 613.51 | JP 82968]

 
A LADY. (Pseudonym of Mrs. POOLE).
THE SNOWDROP. Or Poetry for Henry and Emily's Library. By A Lady.
Harris and Son. London. 1820. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (7 x 4.3 inches). 36pp. Illustrated with hand coloured vignette to the title page and 12 hand coloured woodcuts among the text. Some general thumbing and spotting to most pages. The hand colouring is still bright and vivid throughout. Dis-bound, but complete, in original fawn card boards, printed in black. The boards are rubbed and worn, making some the the printed area quite faint, and there are a few stains. Previous owner names and gift inscriptions, one dated 1820, on the inner front board. ---- Rare in first edition. Worldcat lists just 3 copies of this 1820 first edition, one in the UK, that in the Renier collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and 2 in the USA; The Eloise Ramsey collection at Wayne University in Detroit, and a rebound copy in the Bloomington Lilly Library at Indiana University. --- The author name, Mrs Poole (active between 1808 and 1823) is supplied by Marjorie Moon in her checklist of Harris publications. The Osborne Collection catalogue lists a fourth edition, but incorrectly states that the first printing was 1832.
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Book number: 10610
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 523.25 US$ 552.16 | JP 74671]

 
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 581.25 US$ 613.51 | JP 82968]

 
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 581.25 US$ 613.51 | JP 82968]

 
ADAMS.DOUGLAS.
SO LONG,AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH. The Hitch Hikers` Guide to the Galaxy 4.
Pan Books.London.,1984. FIRST EDITION.Fine copy in fine dustwrapper with changing picture of Dinosaur and Wulrus on front panel.Nice copy.:
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Book number: 3210
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.25 US$ 61.35 | JP 8297]

 
ADAMSON.GEORGE.
FINDING 1 TO 10.
Faber & Faber.London.,1968. FIRST EDITION.Oblong 8vo.(10 x 7.3 inches).Illustrated with ten colour plates by Adamson,some realistic,some fantastic and some abstract.A companion to Adamson's A Finding Alphabet.Top and bottom of spine a little bumped but overall very good in a very good dustwrapper which reproduces the illustrated boards.An uncommon title.:
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Book number: 5894
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58.25 US$ 61.35 | JP 8297]

 
AESOP. : CLARKE. H. TRANSLATES.
FABULAE AESOPI Selectae, or, Select FABLES OF AESOP. With an English Translation, more literal than any yet extant. Designed for the readier instruction of beginners in the Latin Tongue. The first Boston Edition, from a copy of the latest Edition printed in London.
Samuel Hall. Boston. U. S. A 1787. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION of Clarke's translation and the first edition published in America with text in both Latin and English. Small 4to. (7.3 x 5 inches). 11, 154pp. Some browning to a few leaves but generally a bright and clean copy in an attractive twentieth century leather binding of full mid brown morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Marbled endpapers. Published just ten years after the first American translation of Aesop's Fables which was published by Aitken in 1777.
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Book number: 8843
GBP 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 639.5 US$ 674.86 | JP 91265]

 
AIKIN. JOHN.; EVANS. R. H. SUPPLEMENTS.
ESSAYS ON SONG WRITING. With a collection of such English Songs as are most eminent for poetical merit. A new edition with additions and corrections and a supplement.
R. H. Evans. London.,1810. New edition, The first Evans edition. 8vo.(7.7 x5.2 inches).xxviii,352pp. A very good copy in early half tan calf, spine with raised bands, each decorated with gilt floral role. Compartments ruled and decorated in gilt. Black label, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on front paste down. All edges marbled. A very good copy in a fine nineteenth century binding.:
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Book number: 6532
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 232.5 US$ 245.4 | JP 33187]

 
AIKIN. JOHN. ; EVANS. R. H. SUPPLEMENTS.
ESSAYS ON SONG WRITING. With a collection of such English Songs as are most eminent for poetical merit.A new edition with additions and corrections and a supplement.
R. H. Evans. London. 1810. NEW EDITION. The first Evans edition. 8vo. (7.6 x 5 inches). xxviii,352pp. A fine clean copy in attractive mid twentieth century leather binding, by T. F. Ford, of full brown calf. Spine decorated with gilt bands and piping and floral centre pieces in the compartments. Black label, gilt. Both boards with decorative border design in gilt and small black labels within a decorative design, lettered "T. F. F. 1943". Inner dentelles in gilt. Plain magnolia endpapers. Top edge gilt. A small neat ink note inside the rear cover states that the book was 'rebound by T F Ford 1943' and a neat five line inscription on the front free end-paper shows that the book was bound by Thomas F Ford, Architect and presented by his sons to Canon L B Tirrell on his retirement in November 1971. ---- 'Thomas Francis Ford. FRIBA (9 May 1891 – 11 January 1971) was a prolific ecclesiastical architect, Diocesan Architect for Southwark, an Ashpitel Prize winner at the Royal Institute of British Architects, founder of Thomas Ford Architects... Ford's hobby was book-binding, at which he excelled, including the intricate gold tooling'. Wikipedia.
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Book number: 9969
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 232.5 US$ 245.4 | JP 33187]

 
CROWLEY. ALEISTER.
MOONCHILD. A Prologue.
The Mandrake Press. London. 1929. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (8.8 x 5.8 inches). Some very mild foxing to fore edges and some light offsetting to the endpapers from the dustwrapper but overall a bight, clean and fresh copy in publishers dark green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. In the original colour illustrated dustwrapper with striking designs by Beresford Egan to the panels, spine and rear inner flap. A small area of loss to the very top of the spine, which is a bit toned, and some tiny chips to the extremities but overall a superior and un-restored example of this fabulous wrapper. Near fine book in a better than very good wrapper.
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Book number: 10683
GBP 2250.00 [Appr.: EURO 2615.5 US$ 2760.8 | JP 373356]

 
AMICIS.EDMONDO DE.
SPAIN AND THE SPANIARDS. Translated from the tenth Italian edition by Stanley Rhoads Yarnell.
Henry T.Coates & Co.Philadelphia.,1895. TWO VOLUMES.47 mono photographic plates.Fine copies in publishers green coth with elaborate gilt decoration to front board and spine.Spine also lettered in gilt.Top edge gilt.Previous owners name on front free endpapers otherwise fine,bright copies in original green cloth dustwrappers,lettered in gilt to the spines.Both volumes housed in the publishers green cloth slip-case,with gilt lettering and decoration to one end.Paper panel on back of slip-case is worn and rubbed.Beautiful fine copies.Scarce in this condition.Looks unread.:
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Book number: 3647
GBP 145.00 [Appr.: EURO 168.75 US$ 177.92 | JP 24061]

 
AMIS. KINGSLEY.
THE ANTI-DEATH LEAGUE.
Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1966 . FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Signed by the Author on the title page. A very good copy with some offsetting to the free endpapers from the dustwrapper and a few minor faint marks to the spine and boards. These correspond with the lighter areas of the wrapper design, presumably caused by sunlight. In the publishers colour illustrated dustwrapper, designed by Raymond Hawkey. Small (about 1.5 inch) split, without any loss, to the front panel which doesn't show now that the wrapper is in a removable clear dustwrapper protector. Small amount of rubbing to the top of the dustwrapper spine and some minor sun fading but overall a very good copy. Uncommon signed by Amis.
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Book number: 8437
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 261.75 US$ 276.08 | JP 37336]

 
ANDERSON. J. H.
THE FRANCO GERMAN WAR. July 15 - September 1, 1870.
Hugh Rees, Ltd. London.,1911. Reprint. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.7 inches). Fifteen fold out plans and large folding map bound at the end. Finely bound in early full red calf binding. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt wavy line. Compartments fully decorated and ruled in gilt. Gren title label, gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled borders. Turn-ins with blind stamped floral design. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Gilt stamped arms of Marlborough College on front board. Prize inscription on the front free endpaper, dated December 1910. A little foxing to the outer margin on a few leaves but overall a very good copy in a fine quality binding.:
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Book number: 7152
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 110.5 US$ 116.57 | JP 15764]

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